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Quality of Life for Patients with Esophageal/Gastric Cardia Precursor Lesions or Cancer: A One-year Prospective Study
- Wen, Ying (Department of Epidemiology, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University) ;
- Pan, Xiong-Fei (Department of Epidemiology, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University) ;
- Huang, Wen-Zhi (Department of Infection Control, West China Hospital, Sichuan University) ;
- Zhao, Zhi-Mei (Department of Epidemiology, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University) ;
- Wei, Wen-Qiang (Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Cancer Institute of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College) ;
- Chen, Feng (Department of Epidemiology, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University) ;
- Lan, Hui (Department of Epidemiology, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University) ;
- Huang, He (Department of Epidemiology, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University) ;
- Yang, Chun-Xia (Department of Epidemiology, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University) ;
- Qiao, You-Lin (Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Cancer Institute of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College)
- Published : 2015.02.04
Background: The current study examined health-related quality of life (QoL) for patients with esophageal/gastric cardia precursor lesions or cancer before and after treatment to facilitate improved prevention and treatment. Materials and Methods: Patients with different stages of esophageal/gastric cardia lesions completed two QoL questionnaires, EORTC QLQ-C30 and supplemental QLQ-OES 18, before primary treatment, and at 1, 6 and 12 months after treatment. Results: Fifty-nine patients with precursor lesions, 57 with early stage cancer, and 43 with advanced cancer responded to our survey. Patients with precursor lesions or early stage cancer reported better QoL overall than those with advanced cancer before treatment (p<0.01). Global QoL scores before treatment and at 1 month after treatment were
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