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Cross Sectional Assessment of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) among Patients with Cancer in Malaysia
- Farooqui, Maryam (Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)) ;
- Hassali, Mohamed Azmi (Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)) ;
- Knight, Aishah (Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)) ;
- Shafie, Asrul Akmal (Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)) ;
- Farooqui, Muhammad Aslam (Department of Medicine, Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS)) ;
- Saleem, Fahad (Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)) ;
- ul Haq, Noman (Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)) ;
- Othman, Che Noriah (Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)) ;
- Aljadhey, Hisham (College of Pharmacy King Saud University)
- Published : 2013.05.30
Background: Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is an important aspect in identifying cancer patients' perceptions of being diagnosed with cancer and the assessment of treatment outcomes. The present study aimedto assess the profile and predicators of HRQoL of Malaysian oncology patients. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study adopting the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) was conducted. All cancer patients attending Penang General Hospital between August-November 2011 were approached. Descriptive statistics were used to assess demographic and disease related characteristics of the patients. All analyses were performed using SPSS v 16.0. Results: Three hundred and ninety three cancer patients met the inclusion criteria and were enrolled in the study. The mean age was 53.9 (
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