Quality of life and physical limitations in primary brain tumor patients

Quality of life and physical limitations in primary brain tumor patients

Author Gazzotti, Mariana R. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Malheiros, Suzana M. F. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Alith, Marcela Batan Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nascimento, Oliver Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santoro, Ilka Lopes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jardim, Jose R. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vidotto, Milena Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract To correlate quality of life (QoL) and physical limitations in histological proven primary brain tumor patients using a battery of generic, disease-specific and symptom questionnaires.Thirty patients with primary brain tumors were selected from a neuro-oncology outpatient clinic. the FACT-Br Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain (specific quality of life questionnaire for patients with brain tumors), SF-36 (generic quality of life questionnaire), HADS (anxiety and depression), and Barthel Index (functionality scale) were answered by the patients at the same interview.The Barthel index did not demonstrate correlation with any subscale of the FACT-Br questionnaire. the HADS had a negative correlation with all FACT-Br subscales and its total score. the SF-36 had a significant weak to moderate correlation with the FACT-Br questionnaire.Considering that the FACT-Br is a quick specific questionnaire, it can be a valuable and simple option in evaluating QoL in brain tumor patients with good functional capacity.
Keywords Brain tumor
Quality of life
Correlation
Questionnaire
Language English
Date 2011-12-01
Published in Quality of Life Research. Dordrecht: Springer, v. 20, n. 10, p. 1639-1643, 2011.
ISSN 0962-9343 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 1639-1643
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-011-9908-5
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000297348200012
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/34281

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