Quality of life in cancer patients a year one year after than the treatment was finished

Objetive: To describe the Quality of Life (QL) parameters one year after than the onco¬logy treatment was finished. Methods: 53 patients were assessed using semi-structured interviews, standardized ques¬tionnaires and records covered by the patient and doctor. Results: The total scores of QL were hi...

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Published in:Psicooncologia, (01.07.2008)
Main Author: Celina Padierna (Author)
Other Involved Persons: Concepción Fernández ; Isaac Amigo ; José Manuel Gracia ; Roberto Fernández ; Ignacio Peláez ; Raquel Espantoso ; Erica Villoria
Format: electronic Article
Language:Spanish
ISSN:1696-7240
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  • Objetive: To describe the Quality of Life (QL) parameters one year after than the onco¬logy treatment was finished. Methods: 53 patients were assessed using semi-structured interviews, standardized ques¬tionnaires and records covered by the patient and doctor. Results: The total scores of QL were high. However, a high prevalence of chronic symptoms as pain (39.6%), fatigue (37.7%), sleep disturbances (32.1%), lost of appetite (18.9%) and depressing mood (41.4%) was described by the patients. Moreover, the emo¬tional state, daily life and leisure activities were the aspects of the patients life more affected through that year. Conclusions: The total score of QL is an unspecific figure but no the others variables that have a great effect on the oncology pa¬tient through the treatment. On these specific variables intervention are required.