Health-related quality of life of significant others of patients with malignant CNS versus non-CNS tumors: a comparative study

@article{Boele2013HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life of significant others of patients with malignant CNS versus non-CNS tumors: a comparative study},
  author={Florien W Boele and Jan J. Heimans and Neil K Aaronson and Martin J. B. Taphoorn and Tjeerd J. Postma and Jaap C. Reijneveld and Martin Klein},
  journal={Journal of Neuro-Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={115},
  pages={87-94}
}
It is often assumed that brain tumor patients’ significant others (SOs: partners, other family members or close friends) may face greater stress than those of patients with malignancies not involving the central nervous system (CNS), due to progressive changes in neurological and cognitive functioning. We compared health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of SOs of patients with high-grade glioma (HGG) and low-grade glioma (LGG) with that of SOs of patients with non-CNS tumors with similar… CONTINUE READING
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