Quality of life in cancer patients a year one year after than the treatment was finished

Psicooncologia. 2008;4(1):43-57


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Journal Title: Psicooncologia

ISSN: 1696-7240 (Print); 1988-8287 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Society/Institution: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Spanish

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Celina Padierna

Concepción Fernández

Isaac Amigo

José Manuel Gracia

Roberto Fernández

Ignacio Peláez

Raquel Espantoso

Erica Villoria


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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Objetive: To describe the Quality of Life (QL) parameters one year after than the onco¬logy treatment was finished. Methods: 53 patients were assessed using semi-structured interviews, standardized ques¬tionnaires and records covered by the patient and doctor. Results: The total scores of QL were high. However, a high prevalence of chronic symptoms as pain (39.6%), fatigue (37.7%), sleep disturbances (32.1%), lost of appetite (18.9%) and depressing mood (41.4%) was described by the patients. Moreover, the emo¬tional state, daily life and leisure activities were the aspects of the patients life more affected through that year. Conclusions: The total score of QL is an unspecific figure but no the others variables that have a great effect on the oncology pa¬tient through the treatment. On these specific variables intervention are required.