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Titolo:
THE IMPACT OF CHEMOTHERAPY ON THE QUALITY-OF-LIFE OF BREAST-CANCER PATIENTS
Autore:
CAMPORA E; NASO C; VITULLO MT; GIUDICI S; CAMOIRANO A; REPETTO L; ROSSO R;
Indirizzi:
IST NAZL RIC CANC,DEPT MED ONCOL,VIALE BENEDETTO XV 10 I-16132 GENOA ITALY
Titolo Testata:
Journal of chemotherapy
fascicolo: 1, volume: 4, anno: 1992,
pagine: 59 - 63
SICI:
1120-009X(1992)4:1<59:TIOCOT>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
QUALITY OF LIFE; BREAST CANCER;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Citazioni:
NO
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Citazione:
E. Campora et al., "THE IMPACT OF CHEMOTHERAPY ON THE QUALITY-OF-LIFE OF BREAST-CANCER PATIENTS", Journal of chemotherapy, 4(1), 1992, pp. 59-63

Abstract

One hundred and thirty-seven breast cancer patients, 102 receiving adjuvant chemotherapy and 35 receiving palliative chemotherapy for metastatic disease underwent a 37-item quality-of-life questionnaire to evaluate the impact of disease and treatment on physical, psychological and social well being. Patient groups were designated as follows - Adj CT: patients undergoing the questionnaire during their adjuvant chemotherapy program; Post Adj CT: patients evaluated 3 to 8 months after termination of adjuvant chemotherapy; Mts CT: patients assessed during palliative chemotherapy for metastatic disease, and Post Mts CT: patients 3 to 8 months after termination of palliative chemotherapy. Physical and social activities were reported as unaltered or normal by 64 to 70% and 52 to 67% of patients, respectively. Psychological status was judged normal by 39 to 45% of patients. No significant differences were observed between the patient groups. In 83 to 90% of cases the patient normally took care of herself. In 62 to 87% of cases time dedicatedto recreational activities was reported as unaltered. The majority ofpatients (84%) judged that their relationship with partner and/or family were good. Severe anxiety was reported in 19 to 28% of patients and severe depression was infrequent (3.9%). Information regarding disease and treatment given by health professionals was considered satisfactory by 80 to 100% of patients. This pilot experience indicates that the majority of breast cancer patients respond normally to the stressesof both adjuvant and palliative chemotherapy; quality of life does not appear to improve 3-8 months after termination of chemotherapy; family support is good in the majority of cases and that a subset of patients with severe anxiety who could benefit from pharmacological and/or psychological intervention can be identified.

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