This book is comprised of extensive reviews and instructional chapters that discuss the quality of life in several aspects of cancer. The first six chapters deal with conceptual issues relating to measuring quality of life in adult and pediatric populations with cancer. The next five chapters provide practical information on how to select quality-of-life measures, the statistical analysis of trials, economic evaluations to be considered, and some possible abuses of quality-of-life measures. Five chapters review the results of studies using selected quality-of-life measures and provide recent information on their performance. These are followed by three chapters dealing with specific issues relating to nausea and vomiting associated with cancer therapy. Three chapters are devoted to the problems of assessing and controlling pain in patients who have cancer. There are also two chapters that deal with the quality of life in palliative care. Effect of Cancer on Quality of Life is intended for all who have an interest in measuring the quality of life in patients with cancer. This includes investigators who are just entering the field and can benefit from instructions on how to conduct quality-of-life research, as well as those who are experienced in conducting this kind of research.
Perspectives on Quality of Life and the Global Cancer Problem. Measuring Functioning, Well-Being, and Other Generic Health Concepts. Measuring Effects of Cancer on Quality of Life. Prediction of Psychosocial Distress in Patients with. N of 1 Randomized Controlled Trials for Investigation of Quality of Life in Cancer. Quality of Life in the Treatment Process in Pediatric Oncology: An Approach to Measurement. A Practical Guide for Selecting Quality-of-Life Measures in Clinical Trials and Practice. Incorporation of Quality of Life Assessment into Clinical Trials. Statistical Analysis of Trials Assessing Quality of Life. Economic Evaluations of Cancer Care-Incorporating Quality of Life Issues. Uses (and Some Possible Abuses) of Quality-of-Life Measures. Cancer Patients' Unmet Support Needs as a Quality-of-Life Indicator. The Spitzer Quality-of-Life Index: Its Performance as a Measure. The EORTC Core Quality-of-Life Questionnaire: Interim Results of an International Field Study. Quality of Life in Breast Cancer. Women's Sexuality Following Breast Cancer. Methodological Issues in Anti-Emetic Studies. Anticipatory Nausea and Vomiting Side Effects Experienced by Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Treatment. Selective 5-Ht, Receptor Antagonists: A Novel Class of Antiemetics. Pain and Quality of Life: Theoretical Aspects. Pain Assessment in Cancer. Clinical Trials in Pain Control. Quality-of-Life Research in the European Palliative Care Setting. Quality-of-Life Research in Hospice Care.