A prospective study of quality of life in adults with newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas: comparison of patient and caregiver ratings of quality of life.

@article{Brown2008APS,
  title={A prospective study of quality of life in adults with newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas: comparison of patient and caregiver ratings of quality of life.},
  author={P D Brown and P. Anthony Decker and Teresa A. Rummans and Matthew M. Clark and Marlene Hanson Frost and Karla V. Ballman and Robert M. Arusell and Jan C. Buckner},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          163-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine whether a caregiver can provide reliable proxy quality of life (QOL) ratings of their adult significant other with a newly diagnosed high-grade glioma. METHODS This prospective QOL study was a companion protocol for 3 phase II high-grade glioma protocols. At study entry, 2 months, and 4 months after enrollment, 5 self-administered forms were completed by 197 patients and their caregivers to assess QOL. RESULTS Caregiver ratings of QOL were available, respectively, for… CONTINUE READING
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