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Health-related quality of life in disease-free survivors of breast cancer with the general population

 S. H. Ahn  ;  B. W. Park  ;  Y. H. Yun  ;  S. M. Park  ;  K. M. Lee  ;  S. H. Kim  ;  M. K. Lee  ;  E. S. Lee  ;  S. J. Nam  ;  D. Y. Noh 
 ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY, Vol.18(1) : 173-182, 2007 
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BACKGROUND: Although most of the literature about health-related quality of life (HRQoL) focuses on breast cancer patients, few studies compared the HRQoL in disease-free breast cancer survivors with that of the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We administered the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 and Quality of Life Questionnaire Breast Cancer Module, McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, and Brief Fatigue Inventory to 1933 disease-free survivors for over 1 year after being diagnosed with stage 0 to III breast cancer. We performed multivariate-adjusted analyses in all HRQoL comparisons. RESULTS: The scores for some health-related quality of life [corrected] HRQoL scales were comparable for both disease-free breast cancer survivors and the general female population, but [corrected] there was a [corrected] clinically significant difference between the two groups [corrected] in cognitive and social functioning, fatigue, insomnia, financial difficulties, body image, future perspective, breast symptoms, and arm symptoms. [corrected] CONCLUSIONS: Disease-free survivors of breast cancer had good HRQoL, which was less affected by the type of treatment than it was by demographic characteristics, time since surgery, comorbidity, fatigue, and depression.
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