EORTC Quality of Life Group website. brought new side effects, therefore different impacts on quality of life are not sufficiently covered by EORTC QLQ BR- To be used in conjunction with the EORTC QLQ-C30 for assessing the quality of life of breast cancer patients participating in international clinical trials. Download Table | Breast cancer-specific quality of life (EORTC QLQ-BR23) scores between CAM users and non-CAM users a. from publication: Quality of Life in.

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Materials and methods Research design and sample This was a quantitative and cross-sectional descriptive study. Complementary and alternative medicine among Singapore cancer patients.

EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Breast Cancer Module (EORTC QLQ-BR23)

This indicated a moderately strong correlation between the two measures. The exclusion criteria for this study included women who were diagnosed with breast cancer of lobular carcinoma in situmetastatic disease, disease recurrence within 1 to 4 years post-treatments and had cognitively impaired or of unsound mind. They can listen to the women’s concerns and refer them to the appropriate personnel such as a medical social worker who may provide the necessary resources and reduce their financial burdens of healthcare cost.

Implications for research and practice There are several implications for healthcare professionals who are caring for the women with breast cancer. Hence, there was a significant value to study the QOL of Singaporean women with breast cancer after their diagnosis and treatments in assessing their physical and psychosocial well-being.

Int J Equity Health. Changes in quality of life in patients with breast cancer. First results from the Moving Beyond Cancer randomized trial.


The questionnaires took approximately 20 minutes to complete. There were about Singaporean women diagnosed with breast cancer on an annual basis, in which 1 in every 17 women might contract the illness. This is also addressed by Sun et al. The study reflected that the younger women in Singapore had experienced more physical symptoms distress such as nausea and vomiting as well as psychosocial concerns that included sexual dysfunction and fear of cancer recurrence which affected their HRQOL. They must be residing in Singapore as citizens or permanent residents and able to understand any of the four major languages which are English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

Measuring quality of life in chronic illness: A total of patients with breast carcinoma were invited to participate in the study. They also had more concerns in the aspects of body image and future health function than women who were 40 years old and above. Meanwhile, women who were in their second year of post-treatments were more worried about financial issues than those women in their first year of breast cancer survivorship. Several other studies supported the study findings that women in the younger age group had a lower QOL in terms of body image and future health function as compared to the older women.

The specific objectives of this study are to: This is to examine the progress of HRQOL in Singaporean women with breast cancer over time in gaining valuable information to meet their specific needs in the various stages of their lives. The findings of this study provided support for the reliability of both QOL measures. One of the key findings was younger women had experienced more physical and psychosocial concerns than older women.


A minimum sample size of would be required to achieve an effect size of 0. This study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board of the study centre.

Quality of life of breast cancer survivors Many studies reported that women often experienced uncertainty, stress, anxiety and depression as well as a decline in their physical and social functioning following breast cancer diagnosis and treatments. This is consistent with the study conducted by Schlenk et al.

A Cronbach’s alpha of 0. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs. Results of QOL and sociodemographic factors. A majority of the participants were Chinese Evaluate the relationship of QOL and the sociodemographic factors which consist of age, educational level qqlq-br23 income.

EORTC QLQ-BR23 – EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Breast Cancer Module

Results of a 5-year prospective study. Influence of treatment and patients characteristics. Age differences in the psychosocial problems encountered by breast cancer patients. The study also showed that women who were highly educated and graduated from post-secondary and university had experienced symptoms of fatigue and insomnia more than those women who were less educated at the primary and below level.

It influences the economic well-being of the women and their family members. A comparison of risk perception and psychological morbidity in wlq-br23 with ductal carcinoma in situ and early invasive breast cancer.

J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. Footnotes Source of Support: