Analysis of the Effect of Ambulatory Chemotherapy (Portable Infusion Pump Use) Video Education on Knowledge, Self-efficacy, and Anxiety of Colorectal Cancer Patients
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Colorectal cancer



Submitted : 2024-02-28
Accepted : 2024-03-14
Published : 2024-03-29


Objective: To analyze the effect of video education on ambulatory chemotherapy with a portable infusion pump on the knowledge, self-efficacy, and anxiety of colorectal cancer patients. Methods: This study employs a quasi- experimental study as a nonequivalent control group and a non-synchronized design. The 48 participants selected in this study were colorectal cancer patients who received chemotherapy with a portable infusion pump through an ambulatory care unit. Patient education was divided into printed materials and videos, and the patient’s knowledge, self-efficacy, and anxiety were measured. Data were analyzed using independent t-test, paired t-test, and Wilcoxon’s signed rank test. Results: In the video education group, the patient’s knowledge (Z = -4.09, P < 0.001) and self-efficacy (Z = -2.72, P = 0.012) significantly increased after education, and anxiety significantly decreased (Z = 2.24, P = 0.035). However, there was no difference in knowledge (t = 0.09, P = 0.931), self-efficacy (t = 1.22, P = 0.229), and anxiety (t = -1.16, P = 0.250) between the two groups after education. Conclusion: To improve the quality of life of cancer patients, it is necessary to promote self-efficacy and reduce anxiety. The results of this study suggested that more diverse educational methods should be attempted to improve knowledge and self-efficacy and reduce anxiety in colorectal cancer patients.


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