Factors affecting baseline quality of life in two international adjuvant breast cancer trials. International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG).

@article{Bernhard1998FactorsAB,
  title={Factors affecting baseline quality of life in two international adjuvant breast cancer trials. International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG).},
  author={Juerg Bernhard and Ch H{\"u}rny and Alan S. Coates and H. F. Peterson and Monica Castiglione-Gertsch and Richard D. Gelber and Enzo Galligioni and Giulia Marini and Beat J K Thuerlimann and John F. Forbes and Aron Goldhirsch and H. J. Senn and C. M. Rudenstam},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={78},
  pages={686 - 693}
}
Quality of life (QL) is used to assess treatments in clinical trials but may be influenced by other factors. We analysed the impact of biomedical, sociodemographic and cultural factors on baseline QL indicators in two International Breast Cancer Study Group trials. Patients with stage II breast cancer were randomized within 6 weeks of primary surgery to various adjuvant treatments. They were asked to assess five indicators of QL at baseline. QL forms were available for 1231 (83%) of the 1475… CONTINUE READING

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