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Measuring quality of life in the evaluation of health care

14 January 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an introduction to the measurement of quality of life or subjective health status. It considers difficulties in defining the concept and the...

Developing a self-assessment quality of life tool

01 June 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


The specialist nurse is in a prime position to provide holistic care and this care can be optimised by adequately addressing areas of a patient’s quality of life...

Effects of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia on quality of life

09 February 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article explores the effect on the quality of life experienced by patients and their families when low-grade, chemotherapy-induced neutropenia results in dose...

Key problems in using health status measures

19 March 1997

Nursing Standard


As health professionals adopt a more evidence-based approach to patient care, nurses are now required to read and evaluate critically research studies. At some point...

An overview of the quality of life of clients with chronic pain

01 February 2008

Primary Health Care


Long-term chronic pain limits clients physically, psychologically and socially. It can affect peoples’ mental health which, in turn, can decrease their interest in...

Peripherally inserted central catheters: patient involvement

01 October 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice


A wide range of catheter devices are now available through which to deliver treatment to patients. However, patients are seldom asked for their preference of device....

Stenting improves quality of life in the management of oesophageal cancer patients

01 April 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


Oesophageal cancer has a poor prognosis with an overall survival rate of approximately 10 per cent. The most debilitating and distressing symptom associated with...

Treating young cancer patients in a place they can call their home

01 April 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article explores the work of an oncology unit for young patients with all forms of cancer between the ages of 16 and 24 years. The unit strives to provide a...

Community choir enhances coping skills and quality of life

09 February 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article explores the development of the Tenovus Sing for Life Choir for all people affected by cancer. Research has shown that the choir provides statistically...

Open AccessPO01 – Assessment of quality of life of children and adolescents with different types of cancer in all phases of treatment and its completion

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Accreditation and quality improvement. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate quality of life of children and adolescents with different types of cancer...