Prospective assessment of patient-rated symptoms following whole brain radiotherapy for brain metastases.

@article{Chow2005ProspectiveAO,
  title={Prospective assessment of patient-rated symptoms following whole brain radiotherapy for brain metastases.},
  author={Edward Chow and Lori Davis and Lori Holden and May Tsao and Cyril Danjoux},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={18-23}
}
To prospectively assess patient-rated symptoms in patients with brain metastases treated with whole brain radiotherapy, these patients were asked to rate their symptoms on the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) before, and 1, 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks following the radiation treatment. ESAS evaluates pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety, drowsiness, appetite, sense of well-being, and shortness of breath on a scale of 0-10 (0=absence of symptom and 10=worst possible symptom). Patients… CONTINUE READING

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