Evaluating the relationship between pain presentation and health-related quality of life in outpatients with metastatic or recurrent neoplastic disease

@article{Owen2000EvaluatingTR,
  title={Evaluating the relationship between pain presentation and health-related quality of life in outpatients with metastatic or recurrent neoplastic disease},
  author={Jason E. Owen and Joshua C. Klapow and Linda Casebeer},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={9},
  pages={855-863}
}
Because cancer pain can in many cases be intermittent, the presence or absence of pain in ambulatory care patients on any given clinic visit may not be an accurate characterization of the impact of pain on functioning or health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between temporal aspects of pain presentation and HRQOL among 187 stage III/IV cancer patients using the Brief Pain Inventory and the EORTC QLQ-C30. A total of 43% of patients… CONTINUE READING