Mondproblemen bij oncologische patiënten, behandeld met chemotherapie

Nele Tjampens
Mondproblemen veroorzaakt door chemotherapie is een complicatie dat veel voorkomt. Door inzicht te krijgen in het ontstaan van deze mondproblemen kan er sneller ingespeeld worden op de optredende mondproblemen en kunnen deze sneller behandeld worden. Hierdoor zal de patiënt minder nevenwerkingen ondervinden.

Mondproblemen bij oncologische patiënten, behandeld met chemotherapie


Mondproblemen bij oncologische patiënten behandeld met chemotherapie zijn een vaak voorkomend probleem. Hierdoor ervaart de patiënt veel problemen op verschillende vlakken waardoor er een verminderde levenskwaliteit ervaren wordt. Het uitvoeren van een goede mondzorg is hierbij essentieel.
Hierdoor werd een onderzoeksvraag geformuleerd: op welke manier ontstaan mondproblemen bij oncologische patiënten die behandeld worden met chemotherapie, welke preventieve maatregelen kunnen er toegepast worden zodat de kans op het ontstaan ervan kleiner wordt en welke behandelingsmethodes kunnen toegepast worden zodat de nadelige symptomen beperkt worden?’


Er werd gebruik gemaakt van een kwalitatief onderzoek. Het doel van de vragenlijst was om de kennis van de verpleegkundigen na te gaan omtrent mondzorg bij oncologische patiënten. Er werden veertien vragenlijsten ingevuld door de verpleegkundigen. 


Er blijkt een kennistekort aanwezig te zijn bij de verpleegkundigen omtrent de mogelijke mondproblemen veroorzaakt door chemotherapie. Daarnaast is er ook een kennistekort omtrent het correct uitvoeren van de mondzorg.   


Het is aangewezen dat de kennis van de verpleegkundigen verruimd wordt. Hierdoor kan de mondzorg beter uitgevoerd worden en zal er een betere mondinspectie plaatsvinden. Dit zal resulteren in een vroege detectie van mondproblemen waardoor er sneller een behandeling kan gestart worden.


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