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Quality of life and physical performance and activity of breast cancer patients after adjuvant treatments

Tutkimustuotosvertaisarvioitu

Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut1211-1220
Sivumäärä10
JulkaisuPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY
Vuosikerta20
Numero11
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - marraskuuta 2011
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli

Tiivistelmä

Objective: The study aimed at investigating the quality of life (QoL) and physical performance and activity, and their interrelations, in Finnish female breast cancer patients shortly after adjuvant treatments. Methods: A total of 537 disease-free breast cancer survivors aged 35-68 years were surveyed at the beginning of a one year randomized exercise intervention. The patients were interviewed using EORTC QLQ-C30, FACIT-F, RBDI, and WHQ (for vasomotor symptoms) questionnaires. Physical performance was tested by a 2 km walking test. Physical activity was measured by a questionnaire and a prospective two-week diary. Multivariate analysis was used to study the factors associated with QoL. Results: About 26% of the patients were rated as depressed, 20.4% as fatigued, and 82% suffered from menopausal symptoms. The global QoL was lower than in general population (69.4 vs 74.7, p