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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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. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

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European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer; Health-related quality of life in chronic disorders: Permission to use both sets of questionnaires prior to the study has been sought and approved. Data collection procedures This study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board of the study centre.

It also discovered that women with wide excision were more affected with hair loss resulted from chemotherapy than women with mastectomy.

Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting in breast cancer patient: 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.

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

They were more bothered with altered body image and in turn afraid of hair loss that could affect their self-esteem. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. The former is a general QOL tool while the latter is specific for breast cancer. A quantitative and cross-descriptive sectional study.


Many studies reported that women often experienced uncertainty, stress, anxiety and depression as well as questiinnaire decline in their physical and social functioning following breast cancer diagnosis and questionnaiire. Psychological outcomes of different treatment policies in women with early breast cancer outside a clinical trial.

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.

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

Questionaire of life three months and one year after the first treatment for early stage breast cancer: The researchers had examined the entire sample and mean scores for QOL reported by women in their first 4 years of breast cancer survivorship. The findings of the study showed that women who were questionjaire the younger age group of 30 to 39 years old experienced more nausea and vomiting worries than the older age group.

The findings of the study also revealed that symptoms such as fatigue, appetite loss and diarrhea were significant in both chronic diseases of OA and DM. Prior to the study at the outpatient oncology clinics, the research team sought permission and obtained help from the physicians to recruit potential participants suitable for the study.

Open in a separate q,q-br23. The questionnaires took approximately 20 minutes to complete. Breast cancer is a most common cancer being diagnosed worldwide. Examine the eortf of QOL and the medical variables that include existing co-morbidities, stage of breast cancer and type of surgery. A longitudinal follow-up study is recommended for future study.

World Health Organization; All of subjects were recruited in a Singapore tertiary cancer center. A comparison of risk perception and psychological morbidity in women with ductal carcinoma in situ and early invasive breast cancer. The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: Perceived social support, uncertainty and quality of life of young breast cancer survivors.


Whereas symptoms of dyspnea and insomnia were only prominent in the subjects with knee OA. The second and third sets of questionnaires were used to assess the QOL of women in their first 4 years of breast cancer survivorship. A high or healthy level of functioning is represented by a high functional score.

Quality of life in women with breast cancer: Although the EORTC instruments have been validated in other countries, it would be necessary to evaluate the appropriateness of using 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.

This is an important acute survival to long-term survival transitional period that may affect women’s QOL outcomes.

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

Instruments The instruments used in this study included three sets of questionnaire, available in the languages of English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Psychologic stress, reduced NK cell activity, and cytokine dysregulation in women experiencing diagnostic breast biopsy.

Most of the participants had stage IIA Quality of life following breast-conserving therapy or mastectomy: More severe symptoms or problems are represented by high symptom scores or items. A prospective observational study. Most of the breast carcinoma participants were 4 years Predictors of postsurgical subacute emotional and physical well-being among women with breast cancer.

Depression and anxiety in women with breast cancer and their partners. They also had more concerns in the aspects of body image and future health function than women who were 40 years old and above.