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28 A systematic review in quality of life of patients with meningiomas: Effort towards developing a disease-specific questionnaire

A Mansouri, V Lam Shin Cheung, B Karmur, J Lam Shin Cheung, L Hachem, S Taslimi, F Nassiri, S Suppiah, K Drummond, T Walbert, R Goldbrunner, Y Santarius, MD Jenkinson, J Snyder, I Lee, K Devine, C Schichor, KD Aldape, G Zadeh

Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Meningiomas are the most common primary benign brain tumors in adults. Given the extended life expectancy of most meningiomas, consideration of quality of life (QOL) is important when selecting the optimal management strategy. There is currently a dearth of meningioma-specific QOL tools in the literature. OBJECTIVE: In this systematic review, we analyze the prevailing themes and propose toward building a meningioma-specific QOL assessment tool. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted, and only original studies based on adult patients were considered. QOL tools used in the various studies were analyzed for identification of prevailing themes in the qualitative analysis. The qua..

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