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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Health-related quality of life in chronic disorders: 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. The researchers had examined the entire sample and mean scores for QOL reported by women in their first 4 years of breast cancer survivorship.

Some studies have also reported that women who had completed their breast cancer treatments several months later have difficulties coping and adapting to being a breast cancer qlq–br23. This study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board qlq–br23 the study centre.

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

It assesses domains of mobility, self care, usual activities, pain or discomfort, anxiety or depression and provides a quantitative measurement of health outcome. Although the EORTC instruments have been validated in other countries, qlqb-r23 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.

While many studies evaluated the HRQOL of eotc 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 first and fourth years of post-cancer interventions to assess their QOL which might change over time.

Cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence worldwide in cancer factsheet. The team had attained approval and support from the various heads of department of physicians in the disciplines of breast surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology to refer potential participants for the study.

Permission to use both sets of questionnaires prior to the study has been sought and approved. Moreover, the study had highlighted that breast cancer could cause significant financial impact in women with breast cancer in Singapore. Measuring quality of qlqq-br23 in chronic illness: Overall, Singaporean women in this study population reported generally qlq-br2 QOL outcomes eirtc good physical, role, emotional, cognitive, social functioning and symptoms well-being.


A total of 98 participants had mastectomy and 72 participants had wide excision surgery. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Evaluating the financial protection of patients with chronic disease by health insurance in rural China. The second and third sets of questionnaires were used to assess the QOL of women in their first 4 years of breast cancer survivorship. Meanwhile, women who were in their second year of post-treatments were more worried about financial issues than ekrtc women in their first year of breast cancer survivorship.

Breast cancer is a most common cancer being diagnosed worldwide. Psychiatric disorder in women with early eirtc and advanced breast cancer: This is an important acute survival to long-term survival transitional period that may affect women’s QOL outcomes. Whereas symptoms of dyspnea and insomnia were only prominent in qllq-br23 subjects with knee OA.

A total of breast cancer patients in their first 4 years of post-interventions were recruited in the study. One of the eorct explanations is that breast cancer is a costly disease. The study reflected that the younger women in Singapore had experienced more physical symptoms distress such as nausea and vomiting erotc well as psychosocial concerns qlw-br23 included sexual dysfunction and fear of cancer recurrence which affected their HRQOL.

Breast Cancer Res Treat. Prior to the study at the outpatient oncology clinics, the research team sought permission and obtained help from the physicians to recruit potential participants suitable for the study.

This could help to identify qlq-br233 specific physical and psychosocial concerns so as to develop appropriate strategies in meeting their needs. The EORTC QLQ-BR23 is a breast-specific module that comprises of 23 questions to assess body image, sexual functioning, sexual enjoyment, future perspective, systemic therapy side effects, breast symptoms, arm symptoms and upset by hair loss.

Rustoen T, Begnum S. Quality of life three months and one year after the first treatment for early stage breast cancer: A prospective observational study.

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

The specific objectives of this study are to:. The researchers then approached the eligible participants to eortv the study and obtain their written consent. The study showed that women with knee osteoarthritis OA and diabetes mellitus DM had reported a decrease in their physical and role functioning QOL variables.


The former is a general QOL tool while the latter is specific for breast cancer. QOL is defined as the assessment of at least three domains of well-being which are physical, emotional and social.

Reliability of the questionnaires was examined using Cronbach’s alpha test. Several other studies supported the study findings that women in the younger age group had a lower QOL in terms of body image and future health function as compared to the older women. Age differences in the psychosocial problems encountered by breast cancer patients. A quantitative and cross-descriptive sectional study. 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.

Instruments The instruments used in this study included three sets of questionnaire, available in the languages of English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

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

A quality-of-life instrument for use in international clinical trials in oncology. Int J Equity Health. Stability and change in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms following breast cancer treatment: This article has been cited by other qlq-bf23 in PMC. The study showed that Singaporean women with breast cancer had enjoyed high levels of HRQOL during their first 4 years of survivorship but they had significant concern over the financial impact of breast cancer.

National Registry of Disease Office. Most of the participants had stage IIA These instruments can be promising measures to examine the levels of HRQOL among Singaporean women with breast cancer in future studies in improving their health outcomes.

They were more bothered with altered body image and in turn afraid of hair loss that could affect their self-esteem. The findings of this study provided support for the reliability of both QOL measures.

It also discovered that women with wide excision were more affected with hair loss resulted from chemotherapy than women with mastectomy. Influence of treatment and patients characteristics. Whereas women who have lower educational eorc may not source for more information about their illness and may be less affected physically and emotionally.

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