Journal article

Quality of life in patients attending a low risk gynaecological oncology follow-up clinic

RL Leake, LC Gurrin, IG Hammond

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the quality of life (QOL) of patients who had been treated for gynaecological malignancies and who were attending a low risk follow-up clinic. (2) To determine the accuracy of the clinic physicians' assessment of patients' QOL compared with the Functional Living Index-Cancer (FLI-C) [Schipper et al., 1984. Measuring the quality of life of cancer patients: the Functional Living Index-Cancer: development and validation. J Clin Oncol 2(5): 472-483]. (3) To examine a single subjective question about change in QOL. (4) To assess patient fear of cancer recurrence. DESIGN: Self-administered patient questionnaire. The questionnaire contained the FLI-C, with four additional ..

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