An Assessment of Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients Using EORTC QLQ C30/+Br23 Questionnaire

authors:

avatar SB Saleha 1 , avatar A Shakeel 2 , avatar E Shumaila 1 , avatar R Shazia 1 , avatar R Rashid 3 , avatar Muhammad Ibrahim 1 , *

School of Physiotherapy, Mayo Hospital KEMU, Lahore, Pakistan
Department of Community Medicine, KEMU, Lahore, Pakistan
Medical Superintendent, Infectious diseases control hospital, of breast cancer patients. Lahore, Pakistan

how to cite: Saleha S, Shakeel A, Shumaila E, Shazia R, Rashid R, et al. An Assessment of Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients Using EORTC QLQ C30/+Br23 Questionnaire. Int J Cancer Manag. 2010;3(2):e80684.

Abstract

Background: Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women all over the world and breast cancer is a disease where quality of life (QOL) has become a part of evaluation criteria for cancer therapy. The objective of this study association with other factors. EORTC QLQ C30/+BR23 (European Organization for of breast cancer patients.
Methods: Two hundreds consecutive patients of breast cancer from Department of Clinical Oncology Mayo Hospital KEMU Lahore during May 2009 to November 2009 were enrolled in this study. We analyzed the impact of certain factors on QOL.
Results: The mean age of patients was 46.3±9.52 years with Global Health Status (GHS) quality of life score 48.33±27.77, in younger women better quality of life was observed than older patients (46.62 versus 42.30, P<0.05). In univariare analysis, body image, emotional functioning showed positive relationship while breast symptoms, arm symptoms and up-set by hair loss showed a negative relationship with global health status QOL scale (P<0.05). In multivariate analysis fatigue, pain, body image, breast symptoms were found significant predictors of QOL in breast cancer patients (P<0.05).
Conclusions: This study showed poor QOL index in breast cancer patients and also investigated the strength of relationship between GHS QOL and other demographic factors (age, marital status, education) with EORTC-QLQ-C-30/+BR23 subscales which were found significant.

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