Table 3

Informational status of oncological patient at HUCSH, Hawassa, Ethiopia, 2022 (n=311)

VariablesCategoryNo of participants (n)%
Informed about diagnosisYes
No
257
54
82.6
17.4
Informed about spread/stage/current status of the diseaseYes
No
162
149
52.1
47.9
Informed about possible causes for your diseaseYes
No
61
250
19.6
80.4
Informed about medical tests you undergoYes
No
140
171
45
55
Informed about medical results you have receivedYes
No
149
162
47.9
52.1
Informed about medical treatmentsYes
No
185
126
59.5
40.5
Informed about sequence of medical treatmentsYes
No
167
144
53.7
46.3
Informed about expected benefit of the treatmentYes
No
186
125
59.8
40.2
Informed about possible side effect of treatmentYes
No
196
115
63
37
Informed about duration of treatmentYes
No
188
123
60.5
39.5
Source of information
Health professional
Health professional and reading
From the other patients
205
94
12
65.9
30.2
3.9
  • HUCSH, Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital.