Mayara Couto Pimentel1*, Iago Dillion Lima Cavalcanti1*, Natalia Outtes Alves Quirino1, Menilla Maria Alves de Melo2, Analúcia Guedes Silveira Cabral1 and Rosiel José dos Santos1
1University Center Tabosa of Almeida, Brazil
2Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Objective: To analyze the use of oral antineoplastic therapy in patients from an outpatient unit of an oncology center in Pernambuco, Brazil.
Methods: This is a prospective, descriptive, exploratory, quantitative study based on the application of a pharmacotherapeutic follow-up form.
Results: Of the 27 patients evaluated, 10 patients met the inclusion criteria. There was a greater predominance of the age group of 61 to 70 years (40%), female (70%) and incomplete elementary school (60%). The most frequent carcinoma was breast carcinoma (30%). Previous treatments were chemotherapy, hormone therapy, surgery and radiotherapy. Regarding adherence to treatment, the majority did not achieve satisfactory adherence, presenting a score lower than 4 in the Morysk and Green test (80%).
Conclusion: The results showed that the mean age of the patients is 59 years, mostly female, low level of education, all performed previous treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy, as well as all presented adverse reactions to the drugs presented, evidencing the importance of pharmaceutical care.
Cancer; Antineoplastic; Pharmaceutical attention; Oncology
Pimentel MC, Cavalcanti IDL, Quirino NOA, de Melo MMA, Cabral AGS, dos Santos RJ. Antineoplastic Oral Therapy in Patients of an Outpatient Unit: The Impact of Pharmaceutical Care. Clin Oncol. 2020;5:1761..