QLQQuality of Life Questionnaire
QLQQuality of Life Quotient
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The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality-of-Life Questionnaire C-30: The questionnaire developed by EORTC, and the EORTC QLQ C-30 Version 3.0 is a quality of life questionnaire commonly used for cancer patients all over the world.
Scales mean [+ or -] SD Global health status 52.7 (20.1) Functional scales Physical functioning 53.27 (22.9) Role functioning 43.32 (26.7) Social functioning 46.31 (25.5) emotional functioning 61 (25.5) Cognitive functioning 59.31 (43.6) Symptoms scale Fatigue 41.47 (24.5) Nausea and vomiting 43.3 (23.1) Pain 34.8 (24.4) Dyspnea 34.8 (29.2) Insomnia 42.1 (33.3) Appetite 38.4 (31.2) Constipation 40.6 (31.2) Diarrhea 44.2 (34.1) Financial difficulties 69.6 (31.2) Table 3: The mean difference QLQ scales versus sociodemographic characteristics.
EORTC QLQ C-30 [8] (generic questionnaire) and EORTC QLQ CX-24 [9] (specific questionnaire) was used.
Questionnaires QLQ C30 and QLQ BR23 were applied at three different moments, with the first stage being held on the first day of chemotherapy, the second stage from 40 to 50 days after the first stage, and the third stage from 40 to 50 days after the second one.
EORTC QLQ.-C30), and scales based on personality, emotionality, and vitality dimensions (e.g.
Psychometric properties and responsiveness of the EORTC quality of life questionnaire (QLQ C-30) in patients with breast, ovarian and lung cancer.
Episodes of hemoglobinuria were reduced by an average of 96% (P<0.001) and quality of life measurements, using EORTC QLQ C-30, a standard questionnaire developed to assess quality of life in cancer patients particularly suffering from severe fatigue and anemia, substantially improved during treatment.
EORTC QLQ BR-23 Breast Cancer Module: It is a special quality of life scale for breast cancer patients.
The objective outcome assessment of surgical treatment has been made by the EORTC QLQ, used for patients with CP; the system of EORTC QLQC-30 includes five terms, such as physical status, working ability, emotional functioning, cognitive functioning, and social functioning.
Hasta donde tenemos conocimiento, actualmente no existen instrumentos validados que evaluen la calidad de vida en pacientes con cancer de estomago en Colombia -existe una aproximacion psicometrica de la escala EORTC QLQ C30 en pacientes de Colombia, pero no incluye el modulo especifico de estomago (Portillo & Restrepo, 2004)--.