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Effects of whole-course standardized nursing and humanistic care on the sleep condition and quality of life of elderly patients undergoing hysterectomy for cervical cancer

  • Yu-Yi Ou1,*,
  • Shuang Liu1
  • Jian-Lan Zhang1
  • Hui-Zhi Yuan1
  • Yu-Hua Zheng1

1Department of Gynecological Clinic, Affiliated Foshan Maternity & Child Healthcare Hospital, Southern Medical University, Foshan City, 528000 Guangdong Province, P. R. China

DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2021.01.2137 Vol.42,Issue 1,February 2021 pp.154-160

Submitted: 18 May 2020 Accepted: 20 August 2020

Published: 15 February 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Yu-Yi Ou E-mail:


Objective: To explore the effects of whole-course standardized nursing and humanistic care on the sleep condition, psychological status and quality of life of elderly patients undergoing total hysterectomy for cervical cancer. Methods: 104 elderly patients admitted to our hospital from September 2017 to September 2019 were evenly divided into observation and control groups according to the random number table method. The observation group was given standardized whole-course nursing and humanistic care, while the control group was given routine nursing care. The sleep quality, negative emotions, quality of life, incidence of complications and nursing satisfaction of the two groups were observed. Results: After intervention, the time used to fall asleep in the observation group was shorter than that in the control group (P < 0.05), while the duration of continuous sleep and total sleep were both longer in the observation group (P < 0.05). The results for the scores of the scales for evaluating the sleep quality, negative emotions, quality of life, and level of hope also showed that, in the perioperative period, the nursing effect of the whole-course standardized nursing and humanistic care was significantly improved. Conclusion: The patients’ sleep condition, negative emotions, quality of life and level of hope were significantly improved. In addition, the incidence of postoperative complications was low, and the nursing satisfaction of the patients was high, so this nursing strategy is worthy of clinical application.


Whole-course standardized nursing; Humanistic care; Old age; Cervical cancer; Sleep quality; Quality of life; Nursing satisfaction

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Yu-Yi Ou,Shuang Liu,Jian-Lan Zhang,Hui-Zhi Yuan,Yu-Hua Zheng. Effects of whole-course standardized nursing and humanistic care on the sleep condition and quality of life of elderly patients undergoing hysterectomy for cervical cancer. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2021. 42(1);154-160.


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