Health-related quality of life in cancer patients at the end of life, translation, validation, and longitudinal analysis of specific tools: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Poirier2012HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life in cancer patients at the end of life, translation, validation, and longitudinal analysis of specific tools: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Anne-Lise Poirier and Fabrice Kwiatkowski and J M Commer and B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte d'Ailli{\`e}res and Virginie Berger and M. A. Mercier and Franck Bonnetain},
  booktitle={Trials},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The end of life for cancer patients is the ultimate stage of the disease, and care in this setting is important as it can improve the wellbeing not only of patients, but also the patients' family and close friends. As it is a matter of profoundly personal concerns, patients' perception of this phase of the disease is difficult to assess and has thus been insufficiently studied. Nonetheless, caregivers are required to provide specific care to help patients and to treat them in order… CONTINUE READING
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