[Health-related quality of life in the oncology departments of the hospital of Navarra. The EORTC Quality of Life Group].
ABSTRACT Quality of life assessment is one of the key elements of the care that is offered to cancer patients. The aim of this work is to present the research line on quality of life that has been carried out since 1992 in the Oncology Departments of the Hospital de Navarra. These departments actively collaborate with the European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC - Quality of Life Group in creating questionnaires and also in other projects of this group. Our institution has coordinated the development process of the EORTC information module. Different EORTC questionnaires have been validated for use in our country. Quality of life studies have been carried out in the main tumour sites and in other areas, such as patients' satisfaction with care. This research line has a direct benefit on the attention that patients receive.