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

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Clinicum en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Oncology en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Clinicum en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Oncology en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Oncology en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Oncology en
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 en
dc.identifier.issn 0250-7005
dc.identifier.other PURE: 121046557
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000454413400034
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85059227871
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
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dc.subject Health-related quality of life en
dc.subject neoplasms en
dc.subject symptoms en
dc.subject palliative care en
dc.subject PALLIATIVE CARE en
dc.subject PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE en
dc.subject BREAST en
dc.subject EXERCISE en
dc.subject INTERVENTIONS en
dc.subject INTEGRATION en
dc.subject SURVIVORS en
dc.subject PROSTATE en
dc.subject FATIGUE en
dc.subject HOME en
dc.subject 3122 Cancers en
dc.title Cancer Patients' Symptom Burden and Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) at Tertiary Cancer Center from 2006 to 2013 en
dc.title A Cross-sectional Study en
dc.type Article
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.21873/anticanres.13107
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