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Title: Quality of life and functional status in patients with advanced cancer admitted to hospice home care in Malaysia: a cross-sectional study.
Austin Authors: Shahmoradi, N;Kandiah, M;Loh, S P
Affiliation: Department of Endocrinology, Austin Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2012
Publication information: European Journal of Cancer Care 2012; 21(5): 661-6
Abstract: Cancer patients more than often experience poor quality of life after diagnosis and treatment of cancer. As the disease progresses quality of life issues become important. This cross-sectional study assessed various features of quality of life among 61 (33 women and 28 men) patients with advanced cancer cared by selected hospices in Peninsular Malaysia. The Hospice Quality of Life Index was used to assess quality of life. The mean total Hospice Quality of Life Index score for all subjects was 189.9 ± 51.7. The possible scores range from 0 to 280. The most problem areas in these patients were in the domain of functional well-being, followed by psychophysiological and social/spiritual domain. Patients with advanced cancer have a diminished quality of life. These findings suggest that there is a need for improving quality of life in terminally ill cancer patients in hospice care.
Gov't Doc #: 22369227
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2012.01338.x
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adolescent
Cross-Sectional Studies
Disability Evaluation
Hospice Care.psychology
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Sickness Impact Profile
Terminally Ill
Young Adult
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