Journal article

OVQUEST - Life after the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer - An international survey of symptoms and concerns in ovarian cancer survivors

Kate Webber, Elisa Carolus, Linda Mileshkin, Dirkje Sommeijer, Jessica McAlpine, Sarah Bladgen, Robert L Coleman, Thomas J Herzog, Jalid Sehouli, Sara Nasser, Guelhan Inci, Michael Friedlander

Gynecologic Oncology | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and potential risk factors for persistent and troublesome physical and psychological symptoms following treatment for ovarian cancer (OC). METHODS: OvQuest is an international, internet-based, cross-sectional questionnaire which explored symptom burden and quality of life (QOL) after treatment for OC. Eligible women were aged 18 and over, diagnosed with OC at least 6 months previously and had received chemotherapy. Self-report data were collected including demographics, diagnosis and treatment, and standardised instruments for treatment-related toxicities, QOL, physical activity (PA) and supportive care needs. RESULTS: The survey included..

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