Clinical efficacy of comprehensive rehabilitation intervention and its effect on Quality of Life in patients with Advanced Liver Cancer after Ultrasound-guided Microwave Ablation
Objective: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of comprehensive rehabilitation intervention and its effect on the quality of life (QoL) in patients with advanced liver cancer after ultrasound-guided microwave ablation (UMA).
Methods: This is a retrospective study. Total 110 in-patients with advanced liver cancer who had received UMA in our hospital from January 2019 to January 2021 were included and randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the control group received the conventional intervention and those in the experimental group received comprehensive rehabilitation intervention. The incidence of postoperative complications as well as the differences in indicators, including emotional status, QoL score, and patient satisfaction before and after the intervention were analyzed and compared between the two groups. The differences in survival between the two groups were compared.
Results: The incidence of postoperative complications in the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group. SAS and SDS scores of the experimental group were significantly decreased after intervention, while the control group had no significant change before and after intervention. KPS and SF-36 quality of life scores in the experimental group were significantly improved compared with the control group, and patient satisfaction was significantly higher than the control group, and the 12-month survival rate was significantly higher than that in the control group.
Conclusion: Comprehensive rehabilitation intervention can reduce the incidence of postoperative complications, improve the mood and QoL, and increase patient satisfaction and survival rate in patients with advanced liver cancer after UMA.
How to cite this: Chen D, Yang F, Wang X, Zhao J. Clinical efficacy of comprehensive rehabilitation intervention and its effect on Quality of Life in patients with Advanced Liver Cancer after Ultrasound-guided Microwave Ablation. Pak J Med Sci. 2023;39(3):809-814. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.39.3.6663
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