Patient’s Knowledge and Self Care Practice Post Trans-Hepatic Arterial Chemoembolization

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Aya Abd El-Fadeil El-Sayed Fekry, Nadia Mohamed Taha, Fatheia attia mohamed, Amal Hemed Hamad


Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is considered one of the most challenging tumors with high incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates. Transhepatic arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the first line treatment of choice for intermediate stage HCC. The aim of this study was to assess of knowledge and practice for Patients undergoing TACE. Design: A descriptive research design was carried out. Setting: The study was conducted in interventional radiology center and arterial catheterization at surgical Zagazig University Hospitals. The study sample: composed of seventy adult patients, purposeful selected from both sexes. Tools: Two tools were used to collect the study data: I) Self-administered questionnaire. II) Self-reported practice Results: The current study shows that the mean age was 58.55±8.48 years and 88.6% of them were females, 38.3% of studied patients made TACE before, and near half of the patients were secondary education and not working. The present study clarified that, majority of studied patient had unsatisfactory knowledge and unsatisfactory self-care practice. Conclusion: Based on the results can be concluded that the studied patients had unsatisfactory level of knowledge and self-care practice post TACE and need to be improved. Also, there was no significant relation between total knowledge score and total practice score Recommendation: Training programs about TACE and HCC disease and its treatment modalities should be provided for HCC patients using new methods of teaching such as computer assisted instructions and home videos should be performed and Regular follow-up for all patients.

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