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The utility of patient reported data in a gynecologic oncology clinic

Overview of attention for article published in Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice, July 2018
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The utility of patient reported data in a gynecologic oncology clinic
Published in
Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40661-018-0062-4
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D. Barnes, R. Rivera, S. Gibson, C. Craig, J. Cragun, B. Monk, D. Chase


Measuring QoL is essential to the field of gynecologic oncology but there seems to be limited standardized data regarding collecting QoL assessments throughout a patient's cancer treatment especially in non-clinical trial patients. The aim of this study is to explore patient characteristics that may be associated with poor quality of life (QoL) in women with gynecologic cancers at two University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) sites. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among English speaking women with gynecologic malignancies at the University of Arizona Cancer Centers in Phoenix and Tucson from April 2012 to July 2015. The survey was a paper packet of questions that was distributed to cancer patients at the time of their clinic visit. The packet contained questions on demographic information, treatment, lifestyle characteristics, pelvic pain and Health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Measures included the generic and cancer-specific scores on the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) and the Female Genitourinary Pain Index (GUPI). The total scores and subdomains were compared with descriptive variables (age, body mass index (BMI), diet, exercise, disease status, treatment and support group attendance) using Cronbach alpha (α), Spearman rank correlations (ρ), and Holm's Bonferroni method. One-hundred and forty-nine women completed the survey; 55% (N = 81) were older than 60 years, 38% (N = 45) were obese (BMI > 30), 46% (N = 66) exercised daily, and 84% (N = 111) ate one or more daily serving of fruit and vegetables. Women in remission, those who exercised daily and ate fruits/vegetables were less likely to have their symptoms impact their QoL. Younger women were more likely to report genitourinary issues (p = - 0.22) and overall problems with QoL (p = - 0.29) than older women. Among FACT-G support group responses, we found those that did not attend support groups had a significantly higher emotional wellbeing (p = 0.05). This study identified potential areas of clinical focus, which aid in understanding our approach to caring for gynecologic cancer patients and improvement of their HRQoL. We identified that age, pelvic pain, and lifestyle characteristics have indicators to poor QoL in women with gynecologic cancers. In this population, younger women and those with pelvic pain complaints, poor diet and exercise habits should be targeted early for supportive care interventions to improve QoL throughout both treatment and survivorship.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 20%
Unspecified 2 13%
Researcher 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Professor 1 7%
Other 4 27%
Unknown 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 6 40%
Unspecified 2 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 7%
Social Sciences 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 13%

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