DESCRIPTION OF ORAL MUCOSITIS EVENTS IN CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENTS

Brigitta Ayu Dwi Susanti, Amanda Marselin, Rudi Haryono

Abstract


Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment will experience various effects. One effect is a disruption in the oral cavity that is often known as oral mucositis. Oral mucositis is a collection of symptoms that can be observed by nurses. Side effects of oral mucositis can cause further infections in the oral cavity, decreased appetite, and will later affect quality of life. The purpose of this study was to determine the description of oral mucositis that occurs in patients undergoing chemotherapy at PKU Muhammadiyah Hospital in Yogyakarta. This research is a descriptive study with a cross sectional study design. Sampling was done with a purposive sampling technique with a sample size of 20. The results showed that the cancer most experienced was mamae cancer and the most respondents were female. The maximum age of patients is in the 54-59 years age. The incidence of symptoms of oral mucositis in patients undergoing chemotherapy include erythema in the mouth 13.79%, patients experiencing ulceration, 6.89% experiencing pain in the mouth, 58.64% eating disorders.

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