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La evaluación de la calidad de vida del paciente oncológico: el grupo de calidad de vida de la EORTC

Psicooncología: investigación y clínica biopsicosocial en oncología, ISSN 1696-7240, Nº. 1, 2004, pags. 87-98
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ABSTRACT Este trabajo pretende presentar el área de medición de la Calidad de Vida en el paciente oncológico. Su valoración juega un papel importante en los ensayos clínicos y en la práctica clínica. La Organización Europea para la Investigación y Tratamiento del Cancer(EORTC) cuenta con un grupo de estudio dedicado a la Calidad de Vida. Este grupo ha desarrollado un sistema de medida formado por un cuestionario general de Calidad de Vida y módulos para diferentes tipos de tumores y tratamientos, que lo complementan. El Servicio de Oncología del Hospital de Navarra lleva colaborando en este Grupo desde 1992. En el presente trabajo presentamos algunos de los cuestionarios de la EORTC. Además, incluimos un estudio de valoración de Calidad de Vida en pacientes de cáncer de mama tras un periodo de seguimiento largo. The aim of the present work is to introduce to the field of Quality of Life assessment in cancer patients. Its measurement plays a big role in the clinical trials and in the clinical practice. The European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) has a study group on Quality of Life. This group has created an assessment system composed of a core questionnaire for Quality of Life measurement and some modules for different treatments and tumours, that complete it. The Oncology Department of the Hospital of Navarre has been collaborating in this Group since 1992. Some EORTC questionnaires are presented.Also a Quality of Life study performed in a sample of breast cancer patients who were in a follow up period long after the end of their treatment.

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