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Quality of Life for Patients Receiving Cancer Chemotherapy: The Japanese Perspective

  • H. Uramoto
  • J. Tsukada
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Abstract:

Measuring the quality of life ( QOL) can help the clinician and the patient to identify problems and to assess therapy. To our knowledge, few studies regarding the quality of life for patients receiving  cancer chemotherapy have been conducted in Japan from a prospective viewpoint. The few studies have been pilot studies involved in a narrow area of cancer research. However, various aspects of cancer treatment in Japan have been rapidly and drastically altered by changes in the governmental, medical insurance, and patient environment. We herein present a review of the current developments concerning cancer treatment in Japan, review the QOL research performed within Japan, and discuss various perspectives regarding the quality of life for patients receiving cancer  chemotherapy.

Keywords

Outpatient Chemotherapy Receive Cancer Chemotherapy Patient Receive Cancer Chemotherapy Inpatient Chemotherapy Cancer Chemotherapy Patient 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

List of Abbreviations:

EORTC-QLQ

European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Questionnaire

FACT-G

functional assessment of cancer therapy scale-general

FACT-L

functional assessment of cancer therapy-lung

MCID

minimally clinically important differences

NHP

Nottingham health profile

QALYs

quality-adjusted life years

QOL

quality of life

QOL-ACD

quality of life questionnaire for cancer patients treated with anticancer drugs

RCTs

randomized controlled trials

SIP

sickness impact profile

SF-8

8-short form health survey

TOI

trial outcome index

WHO/QOL-26

World Health Organization Quality Of Life Assessment Questionnaire

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