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Title: ONCOLOGY PATIENTS' BELIEFS IN SUPPORTIVE CARE AND THEIR ADHERENCE
Authors: CASPER KEEGAN LIN RONGGUI
Keywords: oncology, patients' beliefs, supportive care, adherence
Issue Date: 18-Aug-2016
Source: CASPER KEEGAN LIN RONGGUI (2016-08-18). ONCOLOGY PATIENTS' BELIEFS IN SUPPORTIVE CARE AND THEIR ADHERENCE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Opioids are the mainstay in managing cancer-related pain. Beliefs about opioids are rooted in their use and misuse in history, resulting in social stigma attached even to their legitimate use in cancer-related pain. As a consequence, they evolved to become significant barriers to cancer pain management by contributing to opioid medication non-adherence. Patients’ beliefs regarding opioid usage and their self-efficacy are largely unstudied in Singapore. The work in this thesis will allow us to strengthen the understanding of how these patient attributes affect opioid adherence in the local context, specifically in cancer patients. This thesis has laid the groundwork by providing an understanding of opioid usage trends and issues in Singapore among cancer patients, particularly in the area of cancer pain beliefs and the consequent adherence to opioid painkillers.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/136047
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