EORTC Quality of Life Group website. brought new side effects, therefore different impacts on quality of life are not sufficiently covered by EORTC QLQ BR- To be used in conjunction with the EORTC QLQ-C30 for assessing the quality of life of breast cancer patients participating in international clinical trials. Download Table | Breast cancer-specific quality of life (EORTC QLQ-BR23) scores between CAM users and non-CAM users a. from publication: Quality of Life in.

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Breast Cancer Res Treat. The functional assessment of chronic illness therapy measurement system. A comparison of risk perception and psychological morbidity in women with ductal carcinoma in situ and early invasive breast cancer. The researchers then approached the eligible participants to explain the study and obtain their written consent. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Quality of life of young breast cancer survivors. Many studies reported that women often experienced uncertainty, stress, anxiety and depression as well as a decline in their physical and social functioning following breast cancer diagnosis and treatments. There are several implications for healthcare professionals who are caring for the women with breast cancer.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. It was conducted at a premier National Cancer Centre in Singapore. Whereas symptoms of dyspnea and insomnia were only prominent in the subjects with knee OA. They also had more concerns in the aspects of body image and future health function than women who were 40 years old and above. Not applicable participant did not answer the questionnaires on sexual enjoyment. A statistical significant level was set at 0. A minimum sample size of would be required to achieve an effect size of 0.

Evaluating the financial protection of patients with chronic disease by health insurance in rural China. Meanwhile, women who were in their second year of post-treatments were more worried about financial issues than those women in their first year of breast cancer survivorship.

eirtc While many studies evaluated the HRQOL of women with breast cancer following cancer diagnosis and treatments or long-term survivals of 5 to 10 years,[ 9101112 ] few studied the impact of breast cancer diagnosis and interventions of acute survivorship among women between their qq-br23 and fourth years of post-cancer interventions to assess their QOL which might change over time.


Limitations This was a single-tertiary cancer center-based study and thus the results could not be generalized for the population of women with breast cancer in Singapore.

Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting in breast cancer patient: They may engage in more social activities as a form of distraction therapy from breast cancer which can lead to an increase in expenditure. Singapore is a multi-cultural Asian country that comprise of many ethnic groups that include the population of Chinese, Ql-qbr23, Indian and Eurasians. Received Feb 18; Accepted Apr This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Results of a 5-year prospective qllq-br23.

QOL and type of surgery This study found that women who had undergone breast-conserving surgery experienced more systemic therapy side effects such as dryness of mouth and taste alterations of food and drink as compared to women who had mastectomy. It assesses domains of mobility, self care, usual activities, pain or discomfort, anxiety or depression and provides a quantitative measurement of health outcome.

Clinical correlates of insomnia in patients with chronic illness. A quantitative and cross-descriptive sectional study.

Breast Cancer (update of QLQ-BR23) | EORTC – Quality of Life : EORTC – Quality of Life

A possible explanation for this was that women qlq-br32 had selected mastectomy eortv stronger convictions regarding the benefits of mastectomy that it totally eradicated the cancer and might be less affected with body image disturbances such as temporary hair loss resulted from chemotherapy.

Healthcare providers can help to explore the financial needs of the women. Fourteen patients declined to participate in the study. There were about Singaporean women diagnosed with breast cancer on an annual basis, in which 1 in every 17 women might contract the illness. The EORTC QLQ-BR23 is a breast-specific module that comprises of 23 questions to qlq-bf23 body image, sexual functioning, sexual enjoyment, future perspective, systemic therapy side effects, breast symptoms, arm symptoms and upset by hair loss.

This result was consistent with a study that reported women with breast cancer in their first 2 to 5 years of survivorship had achieved high QOL outcomes. Influence of treatment and patients characteristics.

Permission to use both sets of questionnaires prior to the study has been sought and approved. The eorgc reflected that the younger women in Singapore had experienced more physical symptoms distress such as nausea and vomiting as well as psychosocial concerns that included sexual dysfunction and fear of cancer recurrence which affected their HRQOL.

It accounts for about 1. The study showed that Singaporean women with breast cancer had enjoyed high levels of Qlq-vr23 during their first 4 years of survivorship but they had significant concern over the financial impact of breast cancer.

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EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Breast Cancer Module (EORTC QLQ-BR23)

A purposive sampling strategy was used to recruit participants for this study. J Natl Cancer Inst. It also discovered that women with wide excision were more affected with hair loss resulted from chemotherapy than women with mastectomy. QOL and advanced age The findings of the study showed that women who were in the younger age group of 30 to 39 years old experienced more nausea and vomiting worries than the older age group.

Perceived social support, uncertainty and quality of life of young breast cancer survivors. Psychological outcomes of different treatment policies in women with early breast cancer outside a clinical trial. Although the EORTC instruments have been validated in other countries, it would be necessary to evaluate the appropriateness of using these questionnaires in the Singapore local patient population as the cultural and social context may be very different from the socio-cultural setting of another country.

The possible explanation for these results is women with better education are more likely to obtain information about breast cancer treatments and outcomes for the future. Stability and change in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms following breast cancer treatment: The exclusion criteria for this study included women who were diagnosed with breast cancer of lobular carcinoma in situmetastatic disease, disease recurrence within 1 to 4 years post-treatments and had cognitively impaired or of unsound mind.

Int J Equity Health. This is to examine the progress of HRQOL in Singaporean women with breast cancer over time in gaining valuable information to meet their specific needs in the various stages of their lives. European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer; Most of the participants had stage IIA First results from the Moving Beyond Cancer randomized trial.

Data collection procedures This study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board of the study centre. Complementary and alternative medicine among Singapore cancer patients.

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