Quality of Life Assessments in Colorectal Cancer Surgery. A Review

Author(s): Per Jess

Journal Name: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 4 , Issue 4 , 2008

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Outcome after surgical treatment has been based predominantly on objective criteria. A more global assessment is necessary which also includes patient-reported health-related quality of life. The literature concerning investigations on quality of life measurements in surgery and follow-up in colorectal cancer is reviewed. Only a few studies are published; the results are conflicting and the methodology questionable. Therefore, it is concluded that there is a strong need for further research in this field.

Keywords: Colorectal cancer surgery, quality of life assessments, follow-up

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Year: 2008
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [267 - 270]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157339408786413335
Price: $65

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