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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First results from the Moving Beyond Cancer randomized trial. National Registry of Disease Office.

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

Permission to use both sets of questionnaires prior to the study has been sought and approved. The study also showed that women who were highly educated and graduated from post-secondary and university had experienced symptoms of fatigue and insomnia more than those women who were less educated eotrc the primary and below level.

This finding was consistent with several other studies that found that women with early breast cancer attain psychological disturbance of anxiety and depression that affect their QOL. Predictors of postsurgical subacute emotional and physical well-being among women with breast cancer.

The constitution of the world health organization. Reliability of the questionnaires was examined using Cronbach’s alpha test. 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. This was a quantitative and cross-sectional descriptive study.


They also had more concerns in the aspects of body image and future health function than women who were 40 years old and above. They were also affected by the symptom of pain. European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer; The participants were recruited when they came for follow-up consultations at the outpatient clinics.


Introduction Breast cancer is a most common cancer being diagnosed worldwide. Although the EORTC instruments have been validated in other countries, it would be necessary to evaluate the eottc 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. 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 specific objectives of this study are to: Quality of life in patients with breast cancer before and after diagnosis: World Health Organization; Qlq-b2r3, 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.

Data collection procedures This study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board of the study centre. One of the key findings was younger women had experienced more physical and psychosocial concerns than older women. The findings of this study provided support for the reliability of both QOL measures. 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.

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Fourteen patients declined to participate in the study.

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

Received Feb 18; Accepted Apr Another limitation was that this was a cross-sectional study that measured the HRQOL of women with breast cancer qlq-gr23 their first 4 years of survivorship. A total of patients with breast carcinoma were invited to participate in the study.

Healthcare providers can help to explore the financial needs of the women. The specific objectives of this study are to:. A purposive sampling strategy was used to recruit participants for this study. Psychological outcomes of different treatment policies in women with early breast cancer outside a clinical trial.

One of the possible explanations is that breast cancer is a costly disease. The study revealed that women with stage 0 and stage I of breast cancer as compared to women qlq-be23 stage 2A and stage 3A had significantly higher levels of emotional distress of anxiety, depression and irritability.

The study reflected that the younger women in Singapore qlq-r23 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.

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