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Quality of life in patients operated on for digestive neoplasia: a prospective study.
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PMID:  22364607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Aim:  The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of life in patients having surgery for a digestive neoplasm and to monitor how the patient's perception evolves during the first six months after surgery. Method:  A prospective study was carried out on the pre- and postoperative quality of life of patients undergoing surgery for a digestiveve system neoplasm between May 2009 to December 2010. Patients were asked to complte the SF-36 (Spanish version 1.4) questionnaire. Results:  The study included 80 patients. At one month after surgery there was a statistically significant improvement some domains of the SF-36 health questionnaire. At six months, a statistically significant improvement seen in physical functioning, social functioning, mental health and in the two physical and mental domains. We also found statistically significant differences with females having a worse quality of life Conclusion:  Comparison of quality of life before and six months after surgical intervention, showed iprovement in both the psychological and the physical elements. This can be attributed to the fact that the patients have had time to recover from the surgery. © 2012 The Authors Colorectal Disease © 2012 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Authors:
Aleidis Caro; Carles Olona; Andrea Jiménez; Montserrat Olona; Vicente Vicente
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-1318     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883611     Medline TA:  Colorectal Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors Colorectal Disease © 2012 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Affiliation:
General Surgery Department, Parc Taulí University Hospital of Sabadell General Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital of Tarragona Preventive Medicine Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital of Tarragona.
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