Document Type : Original Article

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1 Clinical Research Development Unit, Golestan Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Nursing care research center,department of Medical Surgical Nursing,school of Nursing and midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran,Iran

3 Iran University of Medical Sciences.Tehran,Iran

4 department of Medical Surgical nursing, Iran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran,Iran

5 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

6 MSc in pediatric nursing; Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

10.51757/IJEHS.3.2022.254051

Abstract

Background and Objective: Collaborative care model is one of the novel models of nursing that improves treatment outcomes through collaboration. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effect of collaborative care model on quality of life and anxiety in patients with leukemia.

Methods: The current non-randomized clinical trial with a control group was performed on 60 patients with leukemia in Firoozgar and Rasoul Akram hospitals in Tehran. The hospitals were randomly divided into two groups of control and intervention, and patients in each hospital were selected. In the intervention group, the collaborative care model was implemented, while in the control group, no specific measure was taken. Before, one and two months after the intervention, quality of life of patients in both groups was measured using the Quality of Life Questionnaire in oncology patients, and their anxiety was measured using the Beck Anxiety Inventory.

Results: Before the intervention, no statistically significant difference was observed between the two groups in terms of the mean scores of anxiety, and quality of life and its dimensions (p>0.05). After the intervention, a statistically significant difference was observed between the two groups in terms of the mean scores of anxiety, and quality of life (p<0.05), indicating a decrease in anxiety and an increase in quality of life among patients in the intervention group.

Conclusion: Based on the findings, it seems that collaborative care model has a positive effect on reducing anxiety and improving quality of life in patients with leukemia.

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