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Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a fundamental outcome in surgical oncology and culturally valid tools are essential for this purpose. Our aim was to validate the Mexican-Spanish versions of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality-of-Life Questionnaire QLQ-C30 and the QLQ-STO22 disease-specific questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of life questionnaires (QLQ) QLQ-STO22 and QLQ-OES18 are currently available to measure Health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with Esophageal (EC) or Gastric cancer (GC). The QLQ-OG25 integrates questions from both questionnaires to be useful for EC, Esophagogastric junction carcinoma (EGJC), and GC. Our aim was to validate(More)
118 Background: Baseline health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a prognostic factor for survival in patients with cancer; however contradictory results have been reported. We studied whether HRQL scores are associated with survival in patients with esophagogastric cancers. METHODS Patients with biopsy proven esophagogastric cancer were recruited(More)
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