Journal Title: زمستان 94 Article title: Comparative Study of Sextuple Dimensions of Quality of Life in Patients with Gastric Cancer after Surgery with the Control Group
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Article abstract: Introduction & Objective: Gastric cancer is the fourth most common and the second most deadly cancer worldwide. Surgical removal is the only therapeutic option for gastric cancer, which may be through endoscopic mucosectomy or through the more limited laparoscopic methods or open surgery. This study aimed to evaluate the different dimensions of quality of life in patients with gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy surgery.
Materials & Methods: In this study, the data collection tool was the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire and a self-generated questionnaire for recording the pathological and clinical findings of the patients. The quality of life questionnaire was completed using face to face interviews of the researcher with the patients (before the surgery and 6 months after it) and with the control group. Clinico-pathological questionnaire too, was completed through the information gathered from the patient's records. Finally, the data were analyzed by SPSS software, using descriptive statistical tests, chi-square test and non-parametrical tests in some items.
Results: Totally the quality of life in 54 patients with gastric cancer (before the gastrectomy and 6 months after it) was compared with the control group. The control group was consisted of patient's kin or entourage. The analysis showed that physical function (P=0.001), emotional function (P
Article KeyWords: Quality of Life, Gastric Cancer, Surgery