Journal article

Mapping the quality of life and unmet needs of urban women with metastatic breast cancer

S Aranda, P Schofield, L Weih, P Yates, D Milne, R Faulkner, N Voudouris

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

Enhancing quality of life and reducing the unmet needs of women are central to the successful management of advanced breast cancer. The objective of this study was to investigate the quality of life and support and information needs of urban women with advanced breast cancer. This study was conducted at four large urban hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. A consecutive sample of 105 women with advanced breast cancer completed a questionnaire that contained the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Q-C30 and the Supportive Care Needs Survey. Between one quarter and a third of the women reported difficulties with their physical, role and social functioning, a..

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