Improvement of quality of life in patients with benign goiter after surgical treatment

@article{Bukvic2014ImprovementOQ,
  title={Improvement of quality of life in patients with benign goiter after surgical treatment},
  author={B Bukvic and Vladan Zivaljevic and Sandra B. {\vS}ipeti{\'c} and Aleksandar Diklic and Katarina Tausanovic and Ivan Paunov{\'i}c},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={399},
  pages={755-764}
}
PurposeA quality of life (QoL) assessment is considered an important outcome measure in the treatment of benign thyroid diseases. The aims of this study were to analyze the impact of different surgical treatments on QoL in patients with benign thyroid diseases and to evaluate factors correlating with the QoL outcomes.MethodsA prospective longitudinal study was conducted. One hundred thirty-two patients met the inclusion/exclusion criteria and completed the disease-specific questionnaire… 
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