EORTC QLQ – BR Patients sometimes report that they have the following symptoms or problems. Please indicate the extent to which you have experienced. Breast cancer module: QLQ-BR Scope. The breast cancer module is Questionnaire Module: First results from a three-country field study. J. Clin. Oncol. Overall, both questionnaires are effective in assessing breast cancer-specific quality of life. . QoL questionnaires, the EORTC QLQ-BR23 and the. FACT-B, with.

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Implications for research and practice There are several implications for healthcare professionals questionnairs are caring for the women with breast cancer. 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. European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer; Thus, it appears that women who are treated with breast conserving surgery have the concerns of systemic side effects that can impact on their QOL.

The variables included age, education and income levels of the participants as well as their medical variables of breast cancer stage, year s of post-interventions, types of surgery and existing co-morbidities.

There was acceptable good Cronbach’s alpha score of 0. They also had more concerns in the aspects of body image and future health function than women who were 40 years old and above.

Breast Cancer (update of QLQ-BR23) | EORTC – Quality of Life : EORTC – Quality of Life

Kartz and McHorney also reported similar result that pain from OA is the common cause for insomnia. A total of patients with breast carcinoma were invited to participate in the study. This study found that women who had undergone breast-conserving surgery experienced more systemic therapy side effects such as dryness of mouth and taste alterations of food and drink as compared to women who had mastectomy.

This study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board of the study centre.


A review of the literature and implications for nursing practice.

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

World Health Organization; Age differences in the psychosocial problems encountered by breast cancer patients. Tan May Leng E-mail: One of the possible explanations questionnaier that breast cancer is a costly disease.

The study showed that women with knee osteoarthritis OA and diabetes mellitus DM had reported a decrease in their physical and role functioning QOL variables. This is consistent with the study conducted by Schlenk et al. Materials and methods Research design and sample This was a quantitative and cross-sectional descriptive study. Psychiatric disorder in women with early stage and advanced breast cancer: Quality of life at the end of primary treatment of breast cancer: Another limitation was that this was a cross-sectional study that measured the HRQOL of women with breast cancer in their first 4 years of survivorship.

Singapore is a multi-cultural Asian country that comprise of many ethnic groups that include the population of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasians. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. The team had attained approval and support from the various heads of department of physicians in the disciplines of breast surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology to refer potential participants for the study.

Although the EORTC instruments have been validated in other countries, it would be necessary to evaluate the appropriateness of qlq–br23 these questionnaires in the Singapore local patient population as the cultural and social context may be very different from the socio-cultural setting of another country.

Quality of life in breast cancer patients-not enough attention for long-term survivors? Received Feb 18; Accepted Apr They must be residing in Singapore as citizens or permanent residents and able to understand any of the four major languages which are English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Predictors of postsurgical subacute emotional and physical well-being among women with breast cancer.

Prior to the study at the outpatient oncology clinics, the questkonnaire team sought permission and obtained help from the physicians to recruit potential participants suitable for the study. Permission to use both sets of questionnaires prior to the study has been sought and approved.


Hence, there was a significant value to study the QOL of Singaporean women with breast cancer after their diagnosis and treatments in assessing their physical and psychosocial well-being. The participants were given the choice of a face-to-face interview with the researchers or to answer the questionnaires by themselves. This is also addressed by Sun et al. Fourteen patients declined to participate in the study.

This indicated a moderately strong correlation between the two measures. QOL and advanced age The findings of the study showed that women who were in the younger age group of 30 to 39 years old experienced more nausea and vomiting worries than the older age group.

Quality of life of young breast cancer survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst. The high levels of QOL scores among Singaporean women might be because they had completed active breast cancer treatments and had integrated well to their social environments. 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.

National Registry of Disease Office. Breast Cancer Res Treat. An eighteen months follow-up study.

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

Overall, Singaporean women in this study population reported generally high QOL outcomes and good physical, role, emotional, cognitive, social functioning and symptoms well-being. A high or healthy level of functioning is represented by a high functional score.

Women more than 21 years old with breast cancer stage 0 to 3A and in the first 4 years of post-interventions were recruited.