Volume 24, Number 4 (Monthly July 2013)                   J Urmia Univ Med Sci 2013, 24(4): 226-234 | Back to browse issues page


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Esmailnasab N, Taymoori P, Darabi F. COMPARISON OF QUALITY OF LIFE 3 AND 9 MONTHS AFTER SURGERY IN PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2013; 24 (4) :226-234
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-1713-en.html

Associate Professor of Health Education , Kurdistan Social Determinants Health Research Centre, , Parvaneh.tay@gmail.com
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  Background & Aims: Quality of life is considered as an important issue in studies of chronic diseases, especially cancer. Currently, developing cancer is one of the principal issues in Iran as well as the whole world. Symptoms and side effects of esophagus and stomach cancer influence the quality of life. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life in patients with gastrointestinal cancer 3 and 9 months after surgery.

  Materials & Methods: This study was a cross-sectional one and took place to compare the quality of life of 27 patients with cancers of the stomach and esophagus. Standardized QLQ-C30 questionnaire was used to data collection.

  Results: The mean score of the overall of quality of life was determined in subjects under study, (51.65 + 16.8) (79.2 + 13.02) three and 9 months after surgery, respectively. Quality of life was evaluated in a more favorable status 9 months compared with 3 months after surgery. Quality of life of patients after the manifestation of signs and symptoms was evaluated as moderate 3 months after surgery, following which it was evaluated as relatively favorable 9 months after surgery.

  Conclusion: According to available information, it becomes clear that after surgery both stomach and esophagus cancer patients have almost no problems in the levels of cognitive performance. However in terms of social performance they are impaired. These patients need more attention in terms of learning psychological skills, psycho-social counseling and economic support as well as increase in the insurance coverage .  

  SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2013: 24(4): 234 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Received: 2013/07/1

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