Room for improvement? A quality-of-life assessment in patients with malignant bowel obstruction.

@article{Selby2010RoomFI,
  title={Room for improvement? A quality-of-life assessment in patients with malignant bowel obstruction.},
  author={Debbie Selby and Frances Wright and Kalli Stilos and Pat Daines and Veronika Moravan and Amitoj Gill and Amitava Chakraborty},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={38-45}
}
This prospective study followed 35 patients admitted to hospital with malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) to evaluate quality of life (QOL). Subjects completed the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) and Rotterdam Symptom Checklist (RSCL) at recruitment, and at one week, one month and three months.The highest ranked ESAS scores at recruitment (which was generally 18-36 hours post admission to hospital) included loss of appetite (median=7.5), fatigue (6.5) and overall well-being (6.0). The… CONTINUE READING