Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-pp-00002107
Title: Assessment of quality of life in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy
Category: Pharmacy Practice
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the quality of life (QoL) in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy. Methods: A total of 100 cancer patients were included in the present analysis. With the aid of nurses, the questionnaires were filled out during the interview. Each question had an equal value and the QoL was quantified as the sum of the scores for all domains. The 30 items of QLQ-C30 are multidimensional, made up of 30 items. Functional scale and symptom scale were computed using t-test method. Results: Of the selected 48 patients, 9 patients were in the age group of 35–45 years, 10 patients were in the group of 45–55 years, 13 patients were in the age of group 55–65 years, 7 patients were in the age group of 65–75 years, and 9 patients were in the age group of 75–85 years. 0 patients are underweight, 6 patients were normal in their body mass index, 16 were overweight, and remaining 26 patients were obese. From the total of 48 patients with breast cancer interviewed using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QoL Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ) C-30, it was found that symptoms scale was higher before chemotherapy and which became low after chemotherapy. Conclusion: Patients with breast cancer were interviewed using EORTC QLQ C-30 questionnaire, and according to the interview, the scores QoL were high in breast cancer patients after chemotherapy.

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    Author(s) Name:

    Pallavi Singh*

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    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Pallavi Singh, Assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Velannagar, P.V. Vaithiyalingam Road, Pallavaram, Chennai - 600 117, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Pallavi Singh*

    Title:Assessment of quality of life in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Feb)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (197-201)
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    Methodology:Chemotherapy, Quality of life, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of life Questionnaire C-30
    Research Materials:Breast cancer

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Breast cancer Chemotherapy Quality of life European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of life Questionnaire C-30

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