Table 3 Skills required for at-home care of patients, by type of cancer

From: Skills Required in the Care of Cancer Patients Who Undergo Surgery in the Hospital-Home Transition

Dimension Need Type of cancer
Breast Stomach Prostate Cervical Ovarian Lung Colon and rectum Other
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Knowledge Diet and eating 6.2 75   29 14 31 44 22
Constipation   50 8.8     22 25
Uniqueness Life plan 2.5 15 6     9 26
Instrumental Management of drainage 75        
Application of anticoagulants 37.5 25 29 21 29   44 87
Management of urinary catheter    100      
Care involving colostomy bag and barrier        89  
Techniques for controlling pain 25 75 15    31 22 58
Physical activity 35 60   29 14.3 15 67 87
Enjoyment Management of sadness and anxiety 10 30   21    13 39
Anticipation Signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection    44 21     
Signs and symptoms of surgical wound infection 87.5 50      62 72
Permanent telephone hotline 18.7 75 35 71 43 31 67 51
Administrative processes for authorizing procedures and appointments 50 60 50 43 57 46 44 61
Relationships Sharing with loved ones 25 40 44 64 29 23 22 32
  1. Source: Research data (2018)