EORTC QLQ – BR Patients sometimes report that they have the following symptoms or problems. Please indicate the extent to which you have experienced. Breast cancer module: QLQ-BR Scope. The breast cancer module is Questionnaire Module: First results from a three-country field study. J. Clin. Oncol. Overall, both questionnaires are effective in assessing breast cancer-specific quality of life. . QoL questionnaires, the EORTC QLQ-BR23 and the. FACT-B, with.

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A prospective observational study. The participants were recruited when they came for follow-up consultations at the outpatient clinics. The team had attained approval and support from the various heads of department of physicians in the disciplines of breast surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology to refer potential participants for the study.

Post-interventions included breast surgery of wide excision or mastectomy with or without chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy. Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting in breast cancer patient: The possible explanation for these results is women with better education are more likely to obtain information about breast cancer treatments and outcomes for the future. This could help to identify their specific physical and psychosocial concerns so as to develop appropriate strategies in meeting their needs.

Quality of life in long-term, disease-free survivors of breast cancer: 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.

A quality-of-life instrument for use in international clinical trials in oncology. Quality of life of young breast cancer survivors. Another study also reported improvements in symptoms such as pain and fatigue 1 year after breast cancer interventions. The questionnaires took approximately 20 minutes to complete. Cella D, Nowinski CJ. Aust N Z J Psychiatry.


qoq-br23 Health-related quality of life in chronic disorders: There was acceptable good Cronbach’s alpha score of 0.

Data collection procedures This study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board of the study centre. Women more than 21 years old with breast cancer stage 0 to 3A and in the first 4 years of post-interventions were recruited.

While many studies evaluated the HRQOL of women with breast cancer following cancer diagnosis and treatments or long-term survivals of 5 to 10 years,[ 9101112 ] few studied the impact of breast cancer diagnosis and interventions of acute survivorship among women between their first and fourth years of post-cancer interventions to assess their QOL which might change over time. Quality of life in patients with breast cancer before and after diagnosis: Breast cancer is a most common cancer being diagnosed worldwide.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Influence of treatment and patients characteristics.

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

Psychologic stress, reduced NK cell activity, and cytokine dysregulation in women experiencing diagnostic breast biopsy. A total of patients with breast carcinoma were invited to participate in the study. Implications for research and practice There are several implications for healthcare professionals who are caring for the women with breast cancer.

Reliability of the questionnaires was examined using Cronbach’s alpha test. Quality of life among younger women with breast cancer. Clinical correlates of insomnia in patients with chronic illness. Fourteen patients declined to participate in the study.

Singapore is a multi-cultural Asian country that comprise of many ethnic groups that include the population of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasians. Stability and change in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms following breast cancer treatment: Please review our privacy policy. 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. The researchers then approached the eligible participants to explain the study and obtain their written consent.


Measuring quality of life in chronic illness: The findings of the study showed that women who were in the younger age group of 30 to 39 years old experienced more nausea and vomiting worries than the older age group.

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 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.

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

J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 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 the cultural and social context may be very different from the socio-cultural setting of another country.

Results of a 5-year prospective study. Ann Acad Med Singapore. Age differences in the psychosocial problems encountered by breast cancer patients.