Flashcards in Approach to Cancer Patient Deck (7):
Common symptoms of cancer
Lumps, bleeding, pain, change in function (change in bowel habit, cough, SOB, weight loss, fever)
Definition of QoL
Subjective evaluation of life as a whole
Patient's appraisal of and satisfaction with current level of functioning
Physical, social + mental well being
What is measured to assess QoL?
Disease + treatment related symptoms
Tools for assessing QoL + examples of each
Generic = medical outcome study (MOS) short form (SF)-36
Cancer specific = EORTC QL Core 30 + FACT
Cancer site specific = EORTC lung cancer module
QoL domain specific = HAD scale, Karnofsky performance status, memorial symptom assessment scale, McGill pain questionnaire
What is QALY + QTWIST?
Quality adjusted life years
Quality of time without symptoms or treatment side effects
What is the HAD scale?
Hospital anxiety + depression