Frequent and Early Death Limits Quality of Life Assessment in Patients with Advanced Malignancies Evaluated for Palliative Surgical Intervention

@article{Badgwell2012FrequentAE,
  title={Frequent and Early Death Limits Quality of Life Assessment in Patients with Advanced Malignancies Evaluated for Palliative Surgical Intervention},
  author={MS Brian Badgwell and Robert S. Krouse and MPH Janice Cormier and BS CaesarGuevara and Vicki Suzanne Klimberg and Betty Ferrell},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={3651-3658}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility and optimal timing of quality of life assessment for patients undergoing palliative surgical evaluation. Patients with an advanced malignancy undergoing consultation for palliative surgical intervention were prospectively enrolled from November 2009 to January 2011. Follow-up quality of life assessment was performed using validated instruments at 1 and 3 months post-enrollment. Univariate analysis of variables was performed to identify… CONTINUE READING

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