The Behavior of Turkish Cancer Patients in Fasting During the Holy Month of Ramadan


Tas F. , Karabulut S., Ciftci R., Yildiz I., Keskin S., Kilic L., ...More

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.44, no.8, pp.705-710, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jjco/hyu070
  • Journal Name: JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.705-710
  • Keywords: cancer patients, fasting, Ramadan, Turkish, Muslim

Abstract

Objective: Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the major obligations for all adult Muslims. We performed a survey of Turkish Muslim cancer patients to examine the extent of their fasting status and to compare various clinical characteristics of fasting and non-fasting cancer patients during the month of Ramadan.