Association of nutritional status with quality of life in breast cancer survivors

Shooka Mohammadi, Suhaina Sulaiman, Bee Koon Poh, Reza Amani, Seyed Mohammad Hosseini

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Abstract

Nutritional status and dietary intake play a significant role in the prognosis of breast cancer and may modify the progression of disease. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of nutritional status on the quality of life of Iranian breast cancer survivors. Cross-sectional data were collected for 100 Iranian breast cancer survivors, aged 32 to 61 years, attending the oncology outpatient clinic at Golestan Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran. Nutritional status of subjects was assessed by anthropometric measurements, Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) and three non-consecutive 24-hour diet recalls. The European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life form (EORTC QLQ-C30) was used to assess quality of life. Ninety-four percent of the survivors were well-nourished, 6% were moderately malnourished or suspected of being malnourished while none were severely malnourished. Prevalence of overweight and obesity was 86%. Overall, participants had an inadequate intake of vitamin D, E, iron and magnesium according to dietary reference intake (DRI) recommendations. Survivors with better nutritional status had better functioning scales and experienced fewer clinical symptoms. It appears important to provide educational and nutritional screening programs to improve cancer survivor quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7749-7755
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Nutritional Status
Survivors
Quality of Life
Breast Neoplasms
Recommended Dietary Allowances
Iran
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Magnesium
Disease Progression
Neoplasms
Iron
Obesity
Organizations
Diet
Research
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Breast cancer survivors
  • Iran
  • Nutritional status
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology

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Association of nutritional status with quality of life in breast cancer survivors. / Mohammadi, Shooka; Sulaiman, Suhaina; Poh, Bee Koon; Amani, Reza; Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad.

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Mohammadi, Shooka ; Sulaiman, Suhaina ; Poh, Bee Koon ; Amani, Reza ; Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad. / Association of nutritional status with quality of life in breast cancer survivors. In: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2013 ; Vol. 14, No. 12. pp. 7749-7755.
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