2010 年 36 巻 1 号 p. 37-43
This study investigated the effects of pharmaceutical care during cancer chemotherapy on the mental condition of patients with hematological malignant diseases.A questionnaire survey was conducted of 33 patients who received cancer chemotherapy between December 2005 and November 2006 for which the questionnaire recovery rate was 100%.
The results showed that about 90% of the patients (29/33)felt“relieved”and“encouraged”after receiving pharmaceutical care and the majority of them noted that their“anxiety was eased”.This suggested that team medical care including pharmaceutical care would relieve the unease of patients.
The combined response rate for“slight adverse effects”and“prevention of adverse effects”was 45.5%,indicating that the positive effect of team medical care including pharmaceutical care on patients’psychological attitude could improve symptoms and prevent adverse effects.In addition,many patients expressed a desire to receive pharmaceutical care during subsequent treatments,suggesting that a psychological dependence on pharmacists had developed.
In conclusion,our findings showed that team medical care including pharmaceutical care reduces the psychological burden on patients,and active pharmaceutical intervention during cancer therapy is necessary and useful from the perspective of psycho-oncology.