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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A longitudinal follow-up study is recommended for future study. Results of QOL and sociodemographic factors. Psychological outcomes of different treatment policies in women with eogtc breast cancer outside a clinical trial.

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.

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

The questionnaires took approximately 20 minutes to complete. They may engage in more social activities as a form of distraction therapy from breast cancer which can lead to an increase in expenditure. These instruments can be promising ekrtc to examine the levels of HRQOL among Singaporean women with breast cancer in future studies in improving their health outcomes. A majority of the participants were Chinese One of the possible explanations is that breast cancer is a costly disease.

Breast Cancer Res Treat. National Registry of Disease Office.

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

This could help to identify their specific physical and psychosocial concerns so as to develop appropriate strategies in meeting their needs. Instruments Eort instruments used in this study included three sets of questionnaire, available in the languages of English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.


Whereas women who have lower educational background may not source for more information about their illness and may be less affected physically and emotionally. The functional assessment of chronic illness therapy measurement system. The third limitation was that the number of eorttc with knee OA was rather small which may not be representative for HRQOL assessment.

Results of a 5-year prospective study.

The researchers then approached the eligible participants to explain the study and obtain their written consent. They are also worried about the possibility of cancer recurrence that may affect their health, families, work and career. There were about Singaporean women diagnosed with breast cancer on an annual basis, in which 1 in every 17 women might contract the illness.

A comparison of risk perception and psychological morbidity in women with ductal carcinoma in situ and early invasive breast cancer. Complementary and alternative medicine among Singapore cancer patients.

Thus, it appears that women who are treated with breast conserving surgery have the concerns of systemic qlq-bbr23 effects that can impact on their QOL.

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

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 eorrtc aggressive than the older women. Quality of life in women with breast cancer: More severe symptoms or problems are represented by high symptom scores or items. Age differences in the psychosocial problems encountered by breast cancer patients.

Women more than 21 years old with breast cancer stage 0 to 3A and eotc the first 4 years of post-interventions were recruited. The EORTC QLQ-BR23 is a breast-specific module that comprises oertc 23 questions to assess body image, sexual functioning, sexual enjoyment, future perspective, systemic therapy side effects, breast symptoms, arm symptoms and qlqbr23 by hair loss. Changes in quality of life in patients with breast cancer. A statistical significant level was set at 0.


A review of the literature and implications for eorfc practice. Depression and anxiety in women with breast cancer and their partners. The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: Evaluate the relationship of QOL and the sociodemographic factors which consist of age, educational level and income. Received Feb 18; Accepted Apr 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 study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board of the study centre. The specific objectives of this study are to: The study showed that women with eoryc osteoarthritis OA and diabetes mellitus DM had reported a decrease in their physical and role functioning QOL variables.

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.

Quality of life among younger women with breast cancer. Most qlq-r23 the breast carcinoma participants were 4 years The findings of this study provided support for the reliability of both QOL measures.

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.