Asian Oncol Nurs.  2016 Mar;16(1):1-8. 10.5388/aon.2016.16.1.1.

Trends in Nursing Research on Cancer Patients Nutrition in Korea

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  • 1Yonsei University, Industrial Academic Cooperation Foundation, Seoul, Korea. teddy627@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to analyze the research trends of nursing researches done on cancer patients' nutrition in Korea and to make suggestions for future studies.
METHODS
A total of 100 studies from 1989 to 2015 were analyzed. 22 nursing studies were selected for analysis the based on keywords 'nutrition', 'cancer' and 'patients'.
RESULTS
Of 100 papers, 27 were doctoral dissertation and master's theses, 73 were from academic journals, 3 were thesis studies, and 19 were reported research in academic journal in nursing fields. Quantitative researches accounted for 92.0% while 20% among them were nursing researches, and other types of studies were 2%. The most frequently used research type was non-experimental 65.0%, while the ratio of experimental researches was 27.0%. The most frequently used research subjects were cancer patients without diagnostic classification with 37.0%. The most common issue of qualitative studies was the patient's nutrition condition.
CONCLUSION
The further studies about cancer patients' nutrition condition need to be done with various approaches such as concept or tool development study, multi-disciplinary research, qualitative study and education program development study.

Keyword

Neoplasms; Nutritional Status; Research; Analysis

MeSH Terms

Classification
Education
Humans
Korea*
Nursing Research*
Nursing*
Nutritional Status
Program Development
Qualitative Research
Research Subjects
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