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Title: Evaluation of health-related quality of life among patients with cervical cancer in Indonesia
Authors: Dwi Endarti
Arthorn Riewpaiboon
Montarat Thavorncharoensap
Naiyana Praditsitthikorn
Raymond Hutubessy
Susi Ari Kristina
Mahidol University
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Organisation Mondiale de la Sante
Gadjah Mada University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Citation: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. Vol.16, No.8 (2015), 3345-3350
Abstract: Background: Evaluation of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in cervical cancer patients is important in order to design the interventions for improving patient outcomes. Reports of HRQOL among cervical cancer patients in Indonesia are limited. Moreover, measurement using EQ-5D-3L is to our best knowledge has hitherto not been performed. This study aimed to examine the HRQOL of cervical cancer patients in Indonesia using EQ-5D-3L. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted by interviewing cervical cancer patients using the EQ-5D-3L questionnaire. Percentages of patients who reported having problems in each dimension of EQ-5D as well as EQ-5D index score (utility) were calculated. Results: Our findings indicated that the most frequent reported problems were pain/discomfort (67.8%) followed by anxiety/depression (57.5%). The mean of EQ-5D VAS was 75.8 (SD=17.0). The mean (SD) utility scores were 0.85 (0.19), 0.76 (0.20), 0.71 (0.21), and 0.77 (0.13) for cervical cancer patients in stage I, II, III, and IV, respectively. Conclusions: Cervical cancer significantly affects patient HRQOL. Efforts should be made to improve the quality of life of cervical cancer patients especially in terms of pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression reduction.
ISSN: 15137368
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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