Health-related quality of life among breast cancer patients compared to cancer survivors and age-matched women in the general population in Vietnam

This study compared the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of breast cancer (BC) patients, survivors, and age-matched women from the general population in Vietnam to address the paucity of HRQoL research and contribute to the robust assessment of BC screening and care in Vietnam.MethodsThe standardised EQ-5D-5L instrument was incorporated in an online survey and a hospital-based face-to-face survey, and together with data from the Vietnam EQ-5D-5L norms study.χ2 tests assessed EQ-5D health profile associations and a Tobit regression model investigated the association between overall health status (EQ-VAS/utility scores) and sociodemographic and clinical characteristics.ResultsA total of 309 participants (107 patients undergoing treatment and 202 survivors who had completed treatment) provided usable responses. The dimensions that affected mostly the HRQoL of women with BC were pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression. Current patients and survivors differed significantly regarding HRQoL dimensions of mobility, self-care, usual activities, and anxiety/depression. Their health utilities were 0.74 and 0.84, respectively, compared with 0.91 for age-matched Vietnamese women in the general population (p 
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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ConclusionMT can alleviate various types of adverse reactions by effectively relieving patients ’ somatic symptoms and improving their psychological states and overall functions. It can be popularized as a significant non-drug therapy. At present, however, the clinical application of MT is neither extensive nor having sufficient basic research. Consequently, we should attach importance to th is application.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Clin Pract. 2021 Sep 7;11(3):607-618. doi: 10.3390/clinpract11030076.ABSTRACTThe Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) measurement properties in patients having nonspecific, noncancer pain are well-established. However, studies examining the reliability and validity of either the CSI or the Central Sensitization Inventory short-form version (CSI-9) in breast cancer survivors (BCS) are scarce. The purpose was to evaluate convergent validity and internal consistency of the CSI and CSI-9. Additionally, the relevance of a new cluster calculator using the CSI was explored. The cross-sectional multi-center study included 65 BCS ...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: The study evidenced that in the initial phase of the rehabilitation, psychological traits such as anxiety, depression, and preoccupation could have a strong association especially with the autonomous functions and the perceived physical symptoms. However, during the therapeutic process, this association decreased and these decrements were higher when patients performed their rehabilitation at home, in a more familiar and comfortable setting.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study aimed to describe the HRQoL of postmenopausal women with hormone responsive (HR+) HER2- BC using the EQ5D5L instrument in Indonesia.METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 126 patients in Dr. Sardjito Hospital in Indonesia. The HRQoL was assessed by interviewing BC patients using the EQ5D5L questionnaire, and the utility index was calculated using the Indonesian value set. Information regarding clinical characteristic and socio-demographic were gained from patient medical records. One-way ANOVA and post-hoc Scheffe's test was performed to compare the utility score within the health state.RESULTS: Of...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Further research should explore the overall quality of reporting and conduct of systematic reviews of yoga, the direction and certainty of specific conclusions, and duplication or gaps in review coverage of topics.PMID:34091028 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102746
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeIn pre-planned observational analysis of the POWER-remote trial, we examined the impact of weight loss on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). We hypothesized a priori that survivors with ≥ 5% weight loss would have improved physical function (PF) at 6 months vs. those who did not.MethodsPatients with stage 0-III breast cancer who completed local therapy and chemotherapy with BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 were randomized to POWER-remote (telephone coaching; diet/activity tracking) or self-directed weight loss (booklet). Participants completed PROs at baseline, 6, and 12  months: PROMIS PF, p...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
(University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science) Home sensors to monitor cancer patients' pain. A smartphone app to manage breast cancer patients' anxiety and depression. And $12 million in new grant funding to pay for even more health care advances, earned from just a $2 million initial investment.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
AbstractThe diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) is associated with psychological stress. Various factors that contribute to psychological reactions are from the diagnosis of cancer to long uncertain treatment. A patient develops many fears in their mind starting after the diagnosis of cancer. Fear of cancer being an incurable disease, changes in body image, fear of death, separation from loved ones, and fear of pain all contribute to psychological disorders and most common disorders in cancer patients are mood, anxiety, depression, and sexual functional disorders. Research studies focus more on cancer. Only a few studies empha...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
J Reconstr Microsurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724465 Background Psychosocial distress, depression, or anxiety can occur in up to 50% of women after a breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy. The purpose of this study was to assess the potential benefit of lavender oil as a perioperative adjunct to improve anxiety, depression, pain, and sleep in women undergoing microvascular breast reconstruction. Methods This was a prospective, single-blinded, randomized, controlled trial of 49 patients undergoing microvascular breast reconstruction. Patients were randomized to receive lavender oil or placebo (coconut oil) thro...
Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Žigman T, Lukša I, Mihaljević G, Žarković M, Kirac I, Vrdoljak DV, Šerman L Abstract The important goal in breast cancer treatment is to improve patient quality of life. Due to the huge economic burden, it is necessary to estimate the health state utility values for different breast cancer stages accurately. A group of 114 women filled out the EuroQol-5D-3L questionnaire at two time points. The participants were divided into three groups, as follows: group 1 including healthy high-risk individuals; group 2 including patients with localized stage breast cancer; and group 3 including patien...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
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