Quality of life following completion of treatment for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a pediatric-based protocol.

@article{Liew2013QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life following completion of treatment for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a pediatric-based protocol.},
  author={E. W. K. Liew and Santhosh Thyagu and Eshetu G Atenafu and Shabbir M H Alibhai and Joseph M. Brandwein},
  journal={Leukemia research},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 12},
  pages={1632-5}
}
Using multiple validated self-report instruments, we evaluated the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of 29 adult ALL patients a median of 28 months after completing a pediatric-based treatment regimen. Global health was similar to normative data, but leukemia survivors had lower cognitive and social function, and reported more financial difficulty. Fatigue and pain affected 83% and 53% of patients, respectively, and both showed significant inverse correlation with overall health and all… CONTINUE READING