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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Quality of life in breast cancer patients-not enough attention for long-term survivors? National Registry of Disease Office. Hence, there was a significant value to study the QOL of Singaporean women with breast cancer after their diagnosis and treatments in assessing their physical and psychosocial well-being.

Examine the relationship of QOL and the medical variables that include existing co-morbidities, stage of breast cancer and type of surgery. Int J Equity Health. 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. Evaluating the financial protection of patients with chronic disease by health insurance in rural China.

A longitudinal follow-up study is recommended for future study. The former is a general QOL tool while the latter is specific for breast cancer. Post-interventions included breast surgery of wide excision or mastectomy with or without chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy.

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)

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. 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.

Women more than 21 years old with breast cancer stage 0 to 3A and in the first 4 years of post-interventions were recruited. The specific objectives of this study are to: A purposive sampling strategy was used to recruit participants for this study.

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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.

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. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The second and third sets of questionnaires were used to assess the QOL of women in their first 4 years of breast cancer survivorship. All of subjects were recruited in a Singapore tertiary cancer center. Introduction Breast cancer is a most common cancer being diagnosed worldwide.

Results of a 5-year prospective study.

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

The case records of all women with a diagnosis of breast cancer were screened for eligibility on the day before they turned up for their appointments with their primary fortc. Quality of life at the end of primary treatment of breast cancer: Cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence worldwide in cancer factsheet. The findings of the study also revealed that symptoms such as fatigue, appetite loss and diarrhea were significant in both chronic diseases of OA and DM.

Meanwhile, women who were eorttc their second year of post-treatments were more worried about financial issues than those women in their first year of breast cancer survivorship.

A quantitative and cross-descriptive sectional study. They must be residing in Eorrc as citizens or permanent residents and able to understand any of the four major languages which are English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

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

Quality of life three months and one year after the first treatment for early stage breast cancer: They can listen to the women’s concerns and refer them to the appropriate personnel such as a medical social worker who may provide the necessary resources and reduce their financial burdens of healthcare cost.

The other possible explanation that women of the younger age group had reported more worry over the symptoms of nausea and vomiting was because chemotherapy regime ordered for the younger women were more aggressive than the older women. A prospective observational study.


Whereas women who have lower educational background may not source for more information about their illness and may be less affected physically and emotionally. Age differences in the psychosocial problems encountered by breast cancer patients. It influences the economic well-being of the women and their family members.

A statistical significant level was set at 0. There was acceptable good Cronbach’s alpha score of 0. Quality of life of young breast cancer survivors.

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. Breast cancer is a most common cancer being diagnosed worldwide. 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.

One of the possible explanations is that breast cancer is a costly disease. Support Center Support Center. The high levels of QOL scores among Singaporean women might be because they had completed active breast cancer treatments and had integrated well to their social environments.

Received Feb 18; Accepted Apr Prior to the study at the outpatient oncology clinics, the research team sought permission and obtained help from the physicians to recruit potential participants qlqq-br23 for the study. Thus, it appears that women who are treated with breast conserving surgery have the concerns of systemic side effects that can impact on their QOL.

QOL is defined as the assessment of at least three domains of well-being which are physical, emotional and social. Psychiatric disorder in women with early stage and advanced breast cancer: