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Title: Feasibility of quality of life assessment in routine clinical oncology practice: a Tunisian study
Authors: Masmoudi, A.
Frikha, M.
Daoud, J.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: Limited research has been devoted to quality of life [QOL] of cancer patients in developing countries. To assess the feasibility of QOL assessment in a cohort of Tunisian cancer patients, the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire was administered to 23 women treated with adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer on an outpatient basis at baseline and during the 3rd cycle of chemotherapy. We observed a significant deterioration in physical functioning, cognitive functioning and social functioning during chemotherapy. However, a wide range of methodological and practical obstacles to routine QOL evaluation were identified through this study. Further improvement of cancer care infrastructure and public education is still needed before reliable QOL studies can be performed
Description: 362-368
Keywords: Evaluation Studies as Topic
Cancer Care Facilities
Neoplasms
Patients
Breast Neoplasms
Questionnaires
Drug Therapy
Subject: Quality of Life
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117647
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1502/15_2_2009_0362_0368.pdf
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