Busaba Supawattanabodee

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BACKGROUND Current standard treatment for patients with cervical cancer who have locally advanced stage disease (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIB to IVA) is concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT). However, less than two-thirds of patients in this group survive for longer than five years post treatment. Adjuvant(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of an association between age at the onset of puberty and intelligence quotient (IQ) in young adolescents remains controversial. The aim of this study was to explore the association between age at menarche and performance IQ scores of young female adolescents in Bangkok, Thailand. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among(More)
PURPOSE To assess knowledge, attitudes and cervical cancer screening behavior of Bangkok Metropolitan women. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thai women, aged 25-to-65 years old, having lived in Bangkok for 5 years or more were invited to participate in the study. After signing informed consent, all women were asked to complete a self-questionnaire (Thai language)(More)
BACKGROUND Many strategies are required for cervical cancer reduction e.g. provision of education cautious sexual behavior, HPV vaccination, and early detection of preinvasive cervical lesions and invasive cancer. Basic health data for cervical cytology/ HPV DNA and associated factors are important to make an appropriate policy to fight against cervical(More)
BACKGROUND The age at menarche in the Thai population has not been determined since 1997. This study recruited adolescents in Bangkok Metropolis to determine the age at menarche and its associations with health and socioeconomic status. METHODS This cross-sectional study used a two-step stratified sampling strategy to recruit 1,020 female students, aged(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the cost-utility of two common clinical practices for stage IB cervical cancer patients from provider and societal viewpoints. METHODS A DECISION TREE MODEL WAS CONDUCTED TO EXAMINE VALUE FOR EXPENDITURE BETWEEN THE FOLLOWING: (1) radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection (RHPLND) with or without postoperative adjuvant(More)
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