Cancer Patients' Symptom Burden and Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) at Tertiary Cancer Center from 2006 to 2013 : A Cross-sectional Study

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dc.contributor.author Kokkonen, Kristiina
dc.contributor.author Tasmuth, Tiina
dc.contributor.author Lehto, Juho T.
dc.contributor.author Kautiainen, Hannu
dc.contributor.author Elme, Anneli
dc.contributor.author Jaaskelainen, Anna-Stina
dc.contributor.author Saarto, Tiina
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-11T07:08:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-11T07:08:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01
dc.identifier.citation Kokkonen , K , Tasmuth , T , Lehto , J T , Kautiainen , H , Elme , A , Jaaskelainen , A-S & Saarto , T 2019 , ' Cancer Patients' Symptom Burden and Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) at Tertiary Cancer Center from 2006 to 2013 : A Cross-sectional Study ' , Anticancer Research , vol. 39 , no. 1 , pp. 271-277 . https://doi.org/10.21873/anticanres.13107
dc.identifier.other PURE: 121046557
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 16a56399-171f-472e-86ee-4ac765ecf67c
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000454413400034
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85059227871
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-4909-1751/work/68617963
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/290305
dc.description.abstract Background/Aim: To observe changes in symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) over 7 years among cancer patients at different stages of the disease. Patients and Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study at the Helsinki University Hospital Cancer Center, was carried out in 2006 and repeated in 2013. All participants filled in the EORTC-QLQ-C30 questionnaire. Results: Altogether, 581 patients responded (49% in 2006 and 54% in 2013). The disease was local in 51% and advanced in 49% of patients. The HRQoL was significantly lower, except for emotional and cognitive functions, and the symptom burden more severe in advanced cancer. The most prevalent symptoms were fatigue (93% and 85%; moderate/severe 22% and 9%), pain (65% and 47%; moderate/severe 16% and 5%), and insomnia (64% and 60%; moderate/severe 20 and 21%), respectively. No changes in HRQoL or symptoms were found at 7 years. Conclusion: There is a need for early integrated palliative care to improve HRQoL during cancer treatments. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Anticancer Research
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dc.subject Health-related quality of life
dc.subject neoplasms
dc.subject symptoms
dc.subject palliative care
dc.subject PALLIATIVE CARE
dc.subject PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
dc.subject BREAST
dc.subject EXERCISE
dc.subject INTERVENTIONS
dc.subject INTEGRATION
dc.subject SURVIVORS
dc.subject PROSTATE
dc.subject FATIGUE
dc.subject HOME
dc.subject 3122 Cancers
dc.title Cancer Patients' Symptom Burden and Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) at Tertiary Cancer Center from 2006 to 2013 : A Cross-sectional Study en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Department of Oncology
dc.contributor.organization Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care
dc.contributor.organization HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center
dc.contributor.organization HUS Perioperative, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.21873/anticanres.13107
dc.relation.issn 0250-7005
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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