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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eorrtc Results of a 5-year prospective study. This is an important acute survival to long-term survival transitional period that may affect women’s QOL outcomes. Tan May Leng E-mail: Quality of life among younger women with breast cancer.

There were about Singaporean qlq-brr23 diagnosed with breast cancer on an annual basis, in which 1 in every 17 women might contract the illness. Moreover, the study had highlighted that breast cancer could cause significant financial impact in women with breast cancer in Singapore. The specific objectives of this study are to: 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. Depression and anxiety in women with breast cancer and their partners.


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

Introduction Breast cancer is a most common cancer being diagnosed worldwide. The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: A review of the literature and implications for nursing practice.

Quality of life of breast cancer survivors Many studies reported that women often experienced rortc, stress, anxiety and depression as well as a decline in their physical and social functioning following breast cancer diagnosis and treatments. They were more bothered with altered body image and in turn afraid of hair loss that could affect their self-esteem. The second and third sets of questionnaires were used to assess the QOL of women in their first 4 years of breast cancer survivorship.

They must be residing in Singapore as citizens or permanent residents and able to understand any of the four major languages which are English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

QOL is defined as the assessment of at least three domains of well-being which are physical, emotional and social. A purposive sampling strategy was used to recruit participants for this study. Open in a separate window. Fourteen patients declined to participate in the study.

It eotrc discovered that women with wide excision were more affected with hair loss resulted from chemotherapy than women with mastectomy. This is consistent with the study conducted by Schlenk et al.

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

A eotc sample size of would be required to achieve an effect size of 0. Quality of life in patients with breast cancer before and after diagnosis: Not applicable participant did qlq-rb23 answer the questionnaires on sexual enjoyment. Eotc may engage in more social activities as a form of distraction therapy from breast cancer which can lead to an increase in expenditure. Eodtc 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.


This indicated a moderately strong correlation between the two measures. 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.

The findings of this study provided support for the reliability of both QOL measures. It was conducted at a premier National Cancer Centre in Singapore. Measuring quality of life in chronic illness: Received Feb 18; Accepted Apr Implications for research and practice There are several implications for healthcare professionals who are caring for the women with breast cancer.

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