Efficacy of Homoeopathy for Improving the Quality of Life in Oral Cancer Patients

Rajesh, R S (2019) Efficacy of Homoeopathy for Improving the Quality of Life in Oral Cancer Patients. Masters thesis, Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College, Kulasekharam.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The quality of life is an indicator of improvement of the cancer treatment which includes analysis of the life quality as a parameter of cancer management. This clinical study was aimed at checking the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines in improving the quality of life in oral cancer patients using before and after value. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of 30 cases above 18 yrs of age suffering from oral cancer were selected from the OPD/ IPD of Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College Hospital and its peripheral health centers. The cases were taken in pre structured standardised Sarada Krishna chronic case record and medicines were selected based on totality. Before giving the medicine life quality score was marked using the quality of life chart (EORTC QLQ H&N 43) which is specific for head and neck region cancer. After the administration of Homoeopathic medicines, the cases were regularly assessed on a monthly basis or as per the need of the case at least six months and the prognosis were assessed. Paired “t” test was applied for analysing the difference before and after treatment. RESULT AND CONCLUSION: According to the improvement of quality of life after treatment, the study population is categorised under the headings Aggravation (0%), No change (13.33%), No significant improvement (3.33%), Mild improvement (36.67%), Moderate improvement (20%), Marked improvement (26.67%). The statistical analysis shows that, the Stat t value 7.53., proving the result that homoeopathic medicines have significant effect in improving quality of life of patients with oral cancer.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral Cancer. paired 't' test, quality of life, homoeoapthy.
Subjects: AYUSH > Practice of Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 00:46
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 15:29
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10734

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