Quality Of Life
Researchers at St Jude Children's Research Hospital sought to determine what indicators in survivors of CNS tumors can predict the survivor's ability to live independently as an adult.
In this study, researchers assessed a new tool designed to assess the well-being of cancer patients' informal caregivers.
Results of a study in which more than 100 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer completed EORTC-QLQ-C30 suggests an association between assessment of cumulative drug toxicities and predictions of quality of life for patients undergoing first-line chemotherapy for the disease.
Using 2 established sexual function questionnaires, researchers evaluated the effect of breast cancer treatment on sexual quality of life for survivors of the disease.
Study sought to determine the health-related QOL and posttraumatic stress symptoms in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors post-HSCT compared with their healthy peers.
Analysis of a cohort of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma focused on the effect of post-ASCT maintenance therapy on health-related QOL and clinical outcomes.
A systematic review of 36 studies evaluated their findings to determine an overall effect of various types of exercise on quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
Navigating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Important Roles and Responsibilities of the Oncology Nurse NavigatorJune 15, 2018
The head and neck oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is a unique and critical position to help patients, their families, and their caregivers as they face their diagnosis and undergo treatment.
In a prospective, longitudinal study, researchers investigated the potential for quality of life, fatigue, and physical functioning to return to previous levels in patients with AML after treatment.
Study presented at 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting determined the feasibility of using a mindfulness intervention to improve quality of life and confidence in advance care planning discussions among patient-family caregiver dyads.
Researchers report on a study investigating effects of ADT on prostate cancer health-related quality of life, sexual function, sexual bother, and mood for patients with prostate cancer and their partners.
Investigators sought to determine the impact on quality of life for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma treated with PAN and BTZ+DEX.
A link between visual function, ocular symptoms, and quality of life was found in cross-sectional study of patients who underwent radiotherapy for head and neck cancers, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
Using a cross-sectional online survey, researchers sought to determine how a MPN diagnosis affects work productivity and employment for patients with polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytopenia, or myelofibrosis.
Using the NEI-VFQ-25, researchers assessed vision-targeted health-related quality of life for survivors of retinoblastoma.
Slight changes in taste perceptions are noted in patients undergoing HSCT for hematologic cancers. In this study, researchers sought to determine how these changes affect quality of life and nutritional intake.
A model that incorporates HRQOL was found to outperform a model that only employs traditional prognostic variables.
Researchers in Montreal presented results of a study on the effects of using a pivot nurse in oncology (PNO) on continuity of care, outcomes, and quality of life for patients with lung cancer at the 2018 European Lung Cancer Congress.
In a quasi-experimental pre-post study, researchers demonstrate the efficacy of the SEE-ACBT rehabilitation method on health-related and cost outcomes in patients with NSCLC who underwent curative lung resection.
Researchers reviewed data from a Swiss cancer registry to determine the effects of cancer survivorship on physical and mental health and health-related quality of life experienced by AYA survivors.
Researchers assessed the efficacy of nabilone for improving symptoms of anorexia in patients with NSCLC. In addition, patient appetite, quality of life, and nutritional status were also assessed.
Sexual impairment is frequently associated with breast and pelvic cancers, but patients with digestive cancer also experience this effect. In this study, researchers assessed sexual activity, dysfunction, sexual quality of life, and need for oncosexology care among patients with gastrointestinal cancers.
A cross-sectional study asked patients with hematologic cancers to name the components of care they felt were most crucial to their perception of optimal care.
This review of radiodermatitis, a common adverse effect of radiation therapy, discusses preventive and treatment options available that reduce and/or minimize symptoms of the condition.
An analysis of ESAS scores identified factors that increased the odds patients with cancer would experience greater symptom burdens and at what points in the cancer experience this was more likely to occur.
In this evaluation of palliative care use, investigators were able to determine how the focus of palliative care - coping, treatment, or advanced care planning - influenced patients' decisions on quality of life and decisions regarding chemotherapy and hospice care at the end of life.
Results of a nonblinded study demonstrate the value of incorporating early palliative care into oncologic care for patients with advanced cancer.
Study compared the effect of treatments on quality of life in treatment-naïve patients with HNC vs those who underwent radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, and compared with cancer-free patients.
Clinical Aspects of Foot Health and Their Influence on Quality of Life Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Case-control StudyDecember 15, 2017
[Cancer Management and Research] Researchers determined the effect of breast cancer and its treatment on quality of life relative to foot health issues.
Trial investigates which of 3 maintenance regimens of nab-paclitaxel has the most ideal impact on quality of life in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Results were presented at SABCS 2017.
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