[Quality of life and sexuality after surgery for rectal cancer--a follow-up study].

@article{Schmidt2005QualityOL,
  title={[Quality of life and sexuality after surgery for rectal cancer--a follow-up study].},
  author={Christian Schmidt and Beate Bestmann and H Lindemann and Thomas Kuechler and Mathias L{\"o}hnert and B. Kremer},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  year={2005},
  volume={130 5},
  pages={393-9}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that sexuality following surgery for rectal cancer is better in women than in men and differs with type of surgery in terms of impact on Quality of Life. However, the findings were inconsistent. The aim of the presented study was to address these issues. METHODS 570 patients that had undergone surgery for rectal cancer in our department from 1992 to 1999 were included. After determination of survival status questionnaires on Quality of Life were sent… CONTINUE READING