The quality of life of cervical cancer patients

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Sukumarn Swangvaree
Tewintr Kosiyatrakul

Abstract

        A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare quality of life (QoL) between cervical cancer patients and general healthy women. All new cases of cervical cancer patients in Gynecologic oncology clinic and healthy women in check up clinic were interviewed by well trained investigators for quality of life questionnaires of EORTC-C30 in National Cancer Institute.
        From October 2008 to May 2009, one hundred cervical cancer patients and one hundred healthy women were enrolled in the study. Their mean age and range were 52 (30-75), and 45(27-64) years, respectively. QoL of EORTC-C30 of cervical cancer patients were worse than healthy women in functioning scales, symptom scales, some single item scales( dyspnea, insomnia, appetite loss, constipation and financial problem) and QoL in site specific function in cervical cancer questionnaire EORTC-QLQ-CX24 represented cervical cancer highly affected to sexual function.
        QoL of newly diagnosed cervical cancer patients were significantly worse than the general healthy women because cervical cancer highly affected to QoL of patients. Therefore, management of these patients should be aware in their QoL.

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Swangvaree S, Kosiyatrakul T. The quality of life of cervical cancer patients. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2010 Mar. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];8(1):45-57. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/105433
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Sukumarn Swangvaree, M.D., Gynecologic Oncologist, Gynecologic oncology unit, National Cancer Institute Thailand

M.D.
Gynecologic Oncologist,
Gynecologic oncology unit,
National Cancer Institute
Thailand

Tewintr Kosiyatrakul, M.D., Gynecologic Oncologist, Gynecologic oncology unit, National Cancer Institute Thailand

M.D., Gynecologic Oncologist, Gynecologic oncology unit, National Cancer Institute Thailand