Learning Objective 1: To identify the integrative review such as strategy of evidence based practice
Learning Objective 2: To know the factors that affect the Quality of life of patients with colorectal cancer.
Methods: Integrative Review,the articles were selected using the databases MEDLINE, LILACS, and CINAHL, between 1997 and 2007. Two thematic categories were established: short-term survival, long-term survival, and the sample comprised nine articles
Results: Result analysis revealed that cancer diagnosis and treatment affects physical, emotional, mental, social and role functioning, and global health. Furthermore, it causes several symptoms at different levels. In addition, it showed that QoL is also affected by factors such as the presence of co-morbidities, lifestyle, leading a sedentary life, age, gender, stage of the tumor at diagnosis, type of treatment, disease remission and recurrence
Conclusion: As gaps in the knowledge, we detected low national scientific production and low contribution by nurses, with predominance of descriptive studies, considered a weak evidence level. We suggest the preparation of the nurses since their graduation until their clinical action in researches that make it possible to improve the QoL of patient with colorectal cancer.