PMID: 17876137Sep 19, 2007

Analysis of factors associated with quality of life for patients with non-small lung cancer receiving outpatient vinorelbine therapy as alternative inpatient therapy

Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Yoshihisa IshiuraMasaki Fujimura


An increasing number of patients with lung cancer are undergoing outpatient chemotherapy as an alternative inpatient therapy. To investigate the factors influencing the quality of life (QOL) for these patients,we used a QOL questionnaire, "The QOL Questionnaire for Cancer Patients Treated with Anticancer Drugs" (QOL-ACD) for 8 patients with non-small cell lung cancer. The medical factors related to the overall QOL scores and other categories indicating "activity," "physical condition," "psychological condition," "social relationship" and "face scale" were analyzed. Significant improvements in the factors indicating "psychological condition" were observed in this study.

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