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Assessment of quality of life and cancer treatment

proceedings of the International Workshop on Quality of Life Assessment and Cancer Treatment, Milan, 11-13 December 1985

by International Workshop on Quality of Life Assessment and Cancer Treatment (1985 Milan, Italy)

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Published by Excerpta Medica, Sole distributors for the USA and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, New York, New York, NY, USA .
Written in English

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  • Edition Notes

    Statementeditors, V. Ventafridda ... [et al.].
    SeriesInternational congress series ;, no. 702
    ContributionsVentafridda, Vittorio., World Health Organization.
    LC ClassificationsRC262 .I57 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 241 p. :
    Number of Pages241
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2730139M
    ISBN 100444808388
    LC Control Number86024181

    Dr. Lorenzo Cohen is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China. such as stimulants, behavioral modification therapy, and appropriate treatment of other medical and mood disorders. Some patients may require referrals to other specialties. Each patient is educated regarding aspects of cancer-related fatigue and receives a cancer-related fatigue educational book.

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The term quality of life (QoL) is used to evaluate the general well-being of individuals and societies. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), quality of life (QoL) defined as individual perception of life, values, objectives, standards, and interests in the framework of by: The first, Assessment of Quality of Life in Clinical Trials of Cardiovascular Therapies, reviews six quality-of-life instruments and provides information on their content, administration, development, validity, reliability, generalizability, applications, and major strengths and limitations.

The book lists references for these instruments Cited by: Get this from a library. Assessment of quality of life and cancer treatment: proceedings of the International Workshop on Quality of Life Assessment and Cancer Treatment, Milan, December [Vittorio Ventafridda; World Health Organization.;].

For example, older adults with cancer should ask not only for their treatment options but also for the expected benefit of each. They should ask if treatment is going to make them live longer, feel better and affect their quality of life — and if the answer to that last question is Author: Cheryl Platzman Weinstock.

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and treatment of prostate cancer." from the Foreword by Mary H Author: Meredith Kazer PhD APRN A/GNP-BC. Quality of life is defined as an individual's functional independence within physical, emotional, social, and cognitive domains 52 and emphasis on improving quality of life has increased with improved childhood cancer survival rates.

53 Adolescents undergoing cancer therapy have reported lower quality of life when compared to healthy peers. Aaronson NK () Methodological issues in psychological oncology with special reference to clinical trials.

In: Ventafridda V, van Dam FSAM, Yancik R, Tamburini M (eds) Assessment of quality of life and cancer treatment. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, pp 29–41 Google ScholarCited by: Nov 10,  · The time of assessment of quality of life is also important.

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The book promotes a pioneering framework for merging behavioral and biological disciplines to clarify mechanisms of symptom evolution, incorporating new technologies, testing novel agents for symptom control, and improving patient functioning and quality of life both during and after cancer treatment.

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Quality of Life. The following is a selection of tools designed to measure quality of life for patients with advanced disease. EORTC QOL Scale A item, cancer specific questionnaire developed by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer for.

Sep 12,  · The latest national survey shows the vast majority of people with cancer are really positive about the NHS care they receive, but there is currently no measure to assess how well patients are supported after treatment.

The new ‘quality of life metric’, which is the first of its kind, will use questionnaires to measure how effective this. Geriatric Assessment. Geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, usually interdisciplinary, diagnostic process intended to determine a frail elderly person’s medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities and problems with the objective of developing an overall plan for treatment and long-term follow-up.

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This Quality of Life Assessment Manual is an introduction to seven QoL assessment measures developed by the Quality of Life Assessment Project at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The manual provides an overview of QoL assessment for three distinct groups including families, older adults and adults with serious mental illness.

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+ Manuscript submission, + Research Paper Published, + Articles from over /5(60). Background: Breast cancer is one the most prevalent cancers among Iranian women.

One of the complementary therapies is reflexology. The extant paper has been provided with the objective of determining the effect of reflexology on quality of life of patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy in the breast disease Shadan Pedramrazi.

Pain screening and assessment are necessary to improve the patient-centered outcome of pain and its effects on the global outcomes of function and quality of life.

Pain, like other symptoms, only can be understood through patient self-report and observation. Screening and assessment for pain are essential steps in pain management. Sep 21,  · This is the first published report on the validation of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B), a item self-report instrument designed to measure multidimensional quality of life (QL) in patients with breast by: Quality of life considerations within pediatrics are unique and an important component of symptoms assessment.

The Pediatric Cancer Quality of Life Inventory (PCQL) is a standardized parent-proxy report which assesses cancer treatment-related symptoms (focusing mainly on pain and nausea).

Wei J, Dunn R, Litwin M, Sandler H, and Sanda M. "Development and Validation of the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) for Comprehensive Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life in Men with Prostate Cancer", Urology.Contact Information.

Martin G. Sanda, M.D. Department of Urology. Whether you or someone you love has cancer, knowing what to expect can help you cope. From basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth information on specific cancer types – including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options – you’ll find it here.

Managing Cancer-related Fatigue. Fatigue is common in people with cancer, but it's different for each person. While one person may feel too tired to even get out of bed, another may be able continue working and do most of the things they’ve always done.

There is no certainty as to the origin of the term Quality of Life (QoL), but American economists Samuel Ordway () and Fairfield Osborn () are probably the first to have used the concept, expressing their concern over the ecological dangers of unlimited economic growth.

1,2 A few years later, John Galbraith's influential book The Affluent Society was published (), followed by The. Evidence has shown that physical activity has numerous health benefits for cancer patients and survivors. More clinicians and oncologists are recommending exercise as a strategy for reducing the side effects of treatment, speeding recovery, and improving overall quality of life.

In turn, cancer survivors are seeking health and fitness professionals with knowledge and experience to help them. Objective At graduation, the student should be able to: a) understand how quality of life is assessed b) appreciate the balance of risks and benefits of treatment as a.

The FACT-G (Version 4) is a patient-reported outcome measure used to assess health-related quality of life in patients undergoing cancer therapy. The FACT-G is the original questionnaire that led to the development of the larger Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) collection of quality of life instruments.

abstract. The Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system has created a national initiative to measure quality of care at the end of life. This article describes the first phase of this national initiative, the Family Assessment of Treatment at End of Life (FATE), in evaluating the quality of end-of-life care for veterans dying with cancer.

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ABSTRACT. Objectives: The objective of this study is to describe the quality of life (QoL) in cancer patients with solid tumors and at different chemotherapy (CT) cycles.

Methods: A total of cancer patients were included. With some modification, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QoL Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) was used to measure QoL in the student patients. Maintaining quality and improving cancer care does not occur in a vacuum.

It requires a coordinated effort among many team members to whom this book is directed. Cancer care in the United States is in crisis as per a recent National Institute of Health publication.Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life for patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of .Our experts in oropharyngeal cancer have developed ways to enhance quality of life for people with HPV-related tumors.

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