Patient education is quite a current notion that has proved its efficiency. It has been shown as discussed in previous sections that it improves quite significantly treatment outcomes. Through education and support programs, patients health literacy is improved and so is the adherence of treatment. In this light, an education and support program was adapted at the Mohamed VI center for cancer treatment in Casablanca, with the following objectives: 1. Improve patient’s adherence to treatment 2. Increase early detection of chemotherapy side effects between cures 3. Improve quality of life and avoid toxic deaths.
In total, 96 patients were included into the program for a period of one year (February 2017- February 2018) and their satisfaction evaluated.
In total, 96 patients were included into the program for a period of one year (February 2017- February 2018) and their satisfaction evaluated. 86,5% of the respondents were female while 13,5% were male. Of this, 70,8 % were literate while 29,2% were illetrate. Most of them, 57,2% had some awareness about cancer before they were included into the program while the rest , 42,8% had no cancer awareness. Most of the patients, 86,5% found that the videos and flyers were easy to understand while 80,2% reported that the same was helpful. 76% of the respondents admitted that the program had helped them become more proactive in their treatment. 78,1% of them were satisfied with the mobile phone calls in managing their complications at home without necessaroly coming to the hospital. 99% of the patients said that they would likely recommend the program to other patients. In overall, 87,5% of the patients were satisfied with the education program while only 3,1 % were dissatisfied. The rest of the respondents, 9,3% were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.
At the end of the study, our findings were generally comparable to those in the literature and all the indicators were achieved. Therefore, this pilot program should be fully implemented.
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