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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Moreover, the study had highlighted that breast cancer could cause significant financial impact in women with breast cancer in Singapore. The study showed that women with knee osteoarthritis OA and diabetes mellitus DM had reported a decrease in their physical and role functioning QOL variables. More severe symptoms or problems are represented by high symptom scores or items. Permission to use both sets of questionnaires prior to the study has been sought and approved. 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.

This could help to identify their specific physical and psychosocial concerns so as to develop lqq-br23 strategies in meeting their needs. Quality of life of young breast cancer survivors. 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.

A total of 98 participants had mastectomy and 72 participants had wide excision surgery. A longitudinal follow-up qlq-bbr23 is recommended for future study.

Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. Instruments The instruments used in this study included three sets eeortc questionnaire, available in the languages of English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Although the EORTC instruments have been validated in other countries, it would be necessary to evaluate the appropriateness of using these questionnaires in the Singapore local patient population as eoortc cultural and social context may be very different from the socio-cultural setting of another country.


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

Open in a separate window. The study reflected that the younger women in Singapore had 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. This is also addressed by Sun et al. Singapore is a multi-cultural Asian country that comprise of many ethnic groups that include the population of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasians. A majority of the participants were Chinese Tan May Leng E-mail: 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.

Limitations Eortx 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. A statistical significant level was set at 0.

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

QOL and breast cancer stage The study revealed that women with stage 0 and stage I of breast cancer as compared to women with stage 2A and stage 3A had significantly higher levels of emotional distress of anxiety, depression and irritability.

Introduction Breast cancer is a most common cancer being diagnosed worldwide. First results from the Moving Beyond Cancer randomized trial. A quantitative and cross-descriptive sectional study.

The second and third sets of questionnaires were used to assess the QOL of qoq-br23 in their first 4 years of breast cancer survivorship. Depression and anxiety in women with breast cancer and their partners. Quality of life three months and one year after the first treatment for early stage breast cancer: The specific objectives of this study are to: A possible explanation for this was that women who had selected mastectomy had stronger convictions regarding the benefits of mastectomy that it totally qlq-bt23 the cancer and might be less affected with body image disturbances such as temporary hair loss resulted from chemotherapy.


Reliability of the questionnaires was examined using Cronbach’s alpha test. Some studies have also reported that women who had completed their breast cancer treatments several months later have difficulties coping and adapting to being a breast cancer survivor.

QOL is defined as the assessment of at least three domains of well-being which are physical, emotional and social. 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 physicians.

The study revealed that women with stage 0 and stage I of breast cancer as compared to women with stage 2A and stage 3A had significantly higher levels of emotional distress of anxiety, depression and eorfc. The instruments used in this study included three qpq-br23 of questionnaire, available in the languages of English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

A comparison of risk perception and psychological morbidity in women with ductal carcinoma in situ and early invasive breast cancer.

Health-related quality of life in chronic disorders: The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: QOL and ekrtc 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.