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European Journal of Oncology Nursing
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Associations of individualized nursing care and quality oncology nursing care in patients diagnosed with cancer
Maria Kousouloua, Riitta Suhonenb, Andreas Charalambousa,c,∗
aCyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus b University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science and Director of Nursing, Turku University Hospital and City of Turku, Welfare Division, Turku, Finland cDocent University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science, Turku, Finland
Individualized nursing care
Quality of oncology nursing care
Patients diagnosed with cancer
Individualized care scale (ICS)
Quality oncology nursing care scale (QONCS)
Purpose: To assess patients’ diagnosed with cancer perceptions on individualized nursing care and quality of oncology nursing care in Cyprus. Methods: This was a descriptive correlational research with 150 patients diagnosed with cancer and receiving treatment as in-patients at three diﬀerent urban hospitals of Cyprus, based on predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data were collected with the Individualized Care Scale-ICS and the Quality Oncology Nursing Care Scale-QONCS. Statistical significance was set at the 0.05 level.