Quality of life by stage of cervical cancer among Malaysian patients

Azmawati Mohammed Nawi, Endut Najibah, Mohd Dali Ahmad Zailani Hatta, Norfazilah Ahmad

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Stage of cervical cancer may adversely affect the quality of life (QOL) among patients. The objective of this study was to predict the QOL among cervical cancer patients by the stage of their cancer. A cross-sectional study from September 2012 until January 2013 was conducted among cervical cancer patients who completed treatment. All patients completed a interviewer-guided questionnaire comprising four sections: (A) socio-demographic data, (B) medical history, (C) QOL measured by general health status questionnaire (QLQ-30) and (D) cervical cancer specific module CX-24 (EORTC) was used to measured patient's functional, symptom scale and their global health status. Results showed that global health status, emotional functioning and pain score were higher in stage III cervical cancer patients while role functioning was higher in stage I cervical cancer patients. Patients with stage IV cancer have a lower mean score in global health status (adjusted b-22.0, 95 CI% -35.6, -8.49) and emotional functioning (adjusted b -22.5, 95CI% -38.1, -6.69) while stage III had lower mean score in role functioning (adjusted b -14.3, 95CI% -25.4, -3.21) but higher mean score in pain (adjusted b 22.1, 95 CI% 8.56, 35.7). In conclusion, stage III and IV cervical cancers mainly affect the QOL of cervical cancer patients. Focus should be given to these subgroups to help in improving the QOL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5283-5286
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Volume15
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Quality of Life
Health Status
Pain
Neoplasms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Demography
Interviews
Global Health

Keywords

  • Cancer stage
  • Cervical cancer
  • EORTC QLQ-C30
  • Malaysian patients
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Quality of life by stage of cervical cancer among Malaysian patients. / Mohammed Nawi, Azmawati; Najibah, Endut; Hatta, Mohd Dali Ahmad Zailani; Ahmad, Norfazilah.

In: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol. 15, No. 13, 2014, p. 5283-5286.

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