The experiences of health-related quality of life in patients with nonspecific symptoms who undergo a diagnostic evaluation for cancer: a qualitative interview study.

@article{Moseholm2017TheEO,
  title={The experiences of health-related quality of life in patients with nonspecific symptoms who undergo a diagnostic evaluation for cancer: a qualitative interview study.},
  author={Ellen Moseholm and Bjarne Oerskov Lindhardt and Susan Rydahl-Hansen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={
          463-473
        }
}
The diagnostic phase of cancer can affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of this study was to investigate how patients with nonspecific symptoms experience HRQoL while undergoing diagnostic evaluations for cancer. Twenty-one participants who had completed a fast-track evaluation for possible cancer at one of three hospitals in the Capital Region, Denmark were interviewed 2-4 weeks after completing diagnostic evaluations. The interviews were semi-structured and were supported by… CONTINUE READING

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