EORTC Quality of Life Group website. brought new side effects, therefore different impacts on quality of life are not sufficiently covered by EORTC QLQ BR- To be used in conjunction with the EORTC QLQ-C30 for assessing the quality of life of breast cancer patients participating in international clinical trials. Download Table | Breast cancer-specific quality of life (EORTC QLQ-BR23) scores between CAM users and non-CAM users a. from publication: Quality of Life in.

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A total of patients with breast carcinoma were invited to participate in the study. While many studies evaluated the HRQOL of women with breast cancer following cancer diagnosis and treatments or long-term survivals of 5 to 10 years,[ 9101112 ] few studied the impact of breast cancer diagnosis and interventions of acute survivorship among women between their first and fourth years of post-cancer interventions to assess their QOL which might change over time. One of the key findings was younger women had experienced more physical and psychosocial concerns than older women.

This could help to identify their specific physical and psychosocial concerns so as to develop appropriate strategies in meeting their needs. Int J Equity Health.

Whereas symptoms of dyspnea and insomnia were only prominent in the subjects with knee OA. Received Feb 18; Accepted Apr There are several implications for healthcare professionals who are caring for the women with breast cancer. Interestingly, another main important finding was Singaporean women who were in their third year of breast cancer survivorship appeared to have more financial concerns than those women in the first and second year.

Cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence worldwide in cancer factsheet. The study reflected that the younger women in Singapore had experienced more physical symptoms distress such as nausea and vomiting as well as psychosocial concerns that included sexual dysfunction and fear of cancer recurrence which affected their HRQOL.


EORTC QLQ-BR23 – EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Breast Cancer Module

A possible explanation for this was that women who had selected mastectomy had stronger convictions regarding the benefits of mastectomy that it totally eradicated the cancer and might be less affected with body image disturbances such as temporary hair loss resulted from chemotherapy.

These instruments can be promising measures to examine the levels of HRQOL among Singaporean women with breast cancer in future studies in improving their health outcomes. They may qlw-br23 in more social activities as a form of distraction therapy from breast cancer which can lead to an increase in expenditure.

A longitudinal follow-up study is recommended for future study. National Registry of Disease Office. Breast Cancer Res Treat.

Perceived social support, uncertainty and quality of life of young breast cancer survivors. This is an important acute survival to long-term survival transitional period that may affect women’s QOL outcomes. This result was consistent with a study that reported women with breast cancer in their first 2 to 5 years of survivorship had achieved high QOL outcomes.

This was a single-tertiary cancer center-based study qls-br23 thus the results could not be generalized for the population of women with breast cancer in Singapore.

Permission to use both sets of questionnaires prior to the study has been sought and approved.

EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Breast Cancer Module (EORTC QLQ-BR23)

The EORTC QLQ-BR23 is a breast-specific module that comprises of 23 questions to assess body image, sexual functioning, sexual enjoyment, future perspective, systemic therapy side effects, breast symptoms, arm symptoms and upset by hair loss. They were also affected by the symptom of pain. Singapore is a multi-cultural Asian country qlq-rb23 comprise of qlq-rb23 ethnic groups that include the population of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasians.

All categorical qlq-bf23 were presented in frequency and percentage and continuous data were presented in mean, median and standard deviation. The possible explanation for these results is women with better education are more likely to obtain information about breast cancer treatments and outcomes for the future. Quality of life in women with breast cancer: There was acceptable good Cronbach’s alpha score of 0.


Not applicable participant did not answer the questionnaires on sexual enjoyment. It also discovered that women with wide excision were more affected with qkq-br23 loss resulted from chemotherapy than women with mastectomy. Many eeortc reported that women often experienced uncertainty, stress, anxiety and depression as well as a decline in their physical and social functioning following breast cancer qlq-r23 and treatments.

Open in a separate window. A statistical significant level was set at 0. Instruments The instruments used in this study included three sets of questionnaire, available in the languages of English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. The participants were given the choice of a face-to-face interview with the researchers or to answer the questionnaires by themselves. All of subjects were recruited in a Singapore tertiary cancer center.

This is to examine the progress of HRQOL in Singaporean women with breast cancer over time in gaining valuable information to meet their specific needs in the various stages of their lives. A total of breast cancer patients in their first 4 years of post-interventions were recruited in the study.

Limitations This was a single-tertiary cancer center-based study and thus the results could not be generalized for the population of women with breast cancer in Singapore. The findings of this study provided support for the reliability of qlq-br3 QOL measures.

They can listen to the women’s concerns and refer them to the appropriate personnel such as a medical social worker who may provide the necessary resources and reduce their financial burdens of healthcare cost.