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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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. Tan May Leng E-mail: 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.

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

Meanwhile, 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. This indicated a moderately strong correlation between the two measures.

Quality of life of young breast cancer survivors. Quality of life in breast ql-br23 patients-not enough attention for long-term survivors? 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.


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

Psychologic stress, reduced NK cell activity, and cytokine dysregulation in women experiencing diagnostic breast biopsy. This is consistent with the study conducted by Schlenk et al. They may engage in more social activities as a form of distraction therapy from breast cancer which can lead to an increase in expenditure.

The researchers then approached the eligible participants to explain the study and obtain their written consent.

The researchers had examined the entire sample and mean scores for QOL reported by women in their first 4 years of breast eorc survivorship. A Cronbach’s alpha of 0. A total of breast cancer patients in their first 4 years of post-interventions were recruited in the study. This finding was consistent with several other studies that found that women with early breast cancer attain psychological eorttc of anxiety and depression that affect their QOL. More severe symptoms or problems are represented by high symptom scores or items.


One of the possible explanations is that breast cancer is a costly disease.

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

A prospective observational study. Implications for research and practice There are several implications for healthcare professionals who are caring for the women with breast cancer. First results from the Moving Beyond Cancer randomized trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence worldwide in cancer factsheet.

A majority of the participants were Chinese 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.

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. 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. A minimum sample size of would be required to achieve an effect size of 0.

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. Another study also reported improvements in symptoms such as pain and fatigue 1 year after breast cancer interventions. Whereas women who have lower educational background may not source for more information about their illness and may be less affected physically and emotionally.

A comparison of risk perception and psychological morbidity in women with ductal carcinoma in situ and early invasive breast cancer. All of subjects were recruited in a Singapore tertiary cancer center. QOL is defined as the assessment of at least three domains of well-being which are physical, emotional and social. Quality of life of breast cancer survivors Many studies reported that women often experienced uncertainty, stress, anxiety and depression as well as a decline in their physical and social functioning following breast cancer diagnosis and treatments.


Cella D, Nowinski CJ. 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. A possible explanation for this was that women who had selected mastectomy had stronger convictions regarding the benefits of mastectomy that it totally eradicated the cancer and might be less affected with body image disturbances such as temporary hair loss resulted from chemotherapy.

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. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. The findings of this study provided support for the reliability of both QOL measures.

A purposive sampling strategy was used to recruit participants for this study.

Evaluate the relationship of QOL and the sociodemographic factors which consist of age, educational level and income. A high or healthy level of functioning is represented by a high functional score. A review of the literature and implications for nursing practice. The specific objectives of this study are to:. There are several implications for healthcare professionals who are caring for qlq-br2 women with breast cancer.

The exclusion criteria for this study included women who were diagnosed with breast qlq-gr23 of lobular carcinoma in situmetastatic disease, disease recurrence within 1 to 4 years post-treatments and had cognitively impaired or of unsound mind. The EORTC QLQ-BR23 is a breast-specific module that comprises of 23 questions to assess body image, sexual functioning, sexual enjoyment, future perspective, systemic therapy side effects, breast symptoms, arm symptoms and upset by hair loss.

Results of QOL and sociodemographic factors. 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 is an important acute survival to long-term survival transitional period that may affect women’s QOL outcomes.