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Title: Quality of life in gynecologic cancer survivors compared to healthy check-up women
Authors: Sarikapan Wilailak
Arb aroon Lertkhachonsuk
Nawaporn Lohacharoenvanich
Suteera Chukkul Luengsukcharoen
Manmana Jirajaras
Puchong Likitanasombat
Suwannee Sirilerttrakul
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 29-Aug-2011
Citation: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology. Vol.22, No.2 (2011), 103-109
Abstract: Objective: The primary objective of this study was to compare quality of life of disease-free patients after therapy for gynecologic malignancies at follow-up in comparison with healthy check-up patients. Our second objective was to assess correlation between demographic data, disease and treatment factors and quality of life scores. Methods: Patients completed the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) quality of life questionnaire at least 6 months after treatment for a gynecologic malignancy. Responses were compared to unmatched healthy women who were seen for standard gynecologic screening examinations. Statistical calculation was done using chi-squared tests, Wilcoxon rank-sum, and Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis and Spearman rank correlations. Factors associated with FACT-G scores were evaluated using univariate and multivariate analyses. Results: Eight hundred and seventy patients were recruited. The median time since therapy was 61 months (range, 6 to 173 months). The overall FACT-G scores were higher in the patient group than in the healthy group (p < 0.05). The scores of each subscale measuring physical, functional, social/family and emotional well-being were also higher in the patient group (p < 0.05). Multivariate analysis revealed correlation between Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, educational level, care giver, presence of economic problems and FACT-G scores. Conclusion: The quality of life scores were higher in gynecologic cancer patients after treatment. And the factors that associated with the higher score in the patient group are having husband as a caregiver, no financial problem, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group score 0 or 1 and having high school or higher education. © 2011. Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Korean Society of Gynecologic Oncology and Colposcopy.
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http://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/dspace/handle/123456789/12374
ISSN: 20050399
20050380
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