20
NOV
2013

Quality of life and cancer patient (part III): proxy assessment of patient quality of life

ABSTRACT Introduction. Cancer patients face a wide breadth of physical and psychosocial tension which affects their QoL. Using the proxies as an alternative source of information, when self-evaluation is not obtainable, can offer valuable information about the patients’...
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16
OCT
2013

Quality of Life and cancer patient (Part II): instruments for its assessments

ABSTRACT Introduction: In clinical practice the assessment of cancer patients’ QoL is used frequently. It guides the individualized treatment and provides feedback on care, aiming at the best outcome of the treatment and the patients’ autonomous well-informed consent....
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11
OCT
2013

Quality of Life and cancer patient (Part I): meaning and concept

ABSTRACT Introduction: Quality of life is a multidimentional concept which reflects an individual’s overall sense of wellbeing and life satisfaction. The present review is the first part of a series of articles which aim to make the reader think and provide them with a direction...
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