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Relationship between nutritional status and health-related quality of life in patients receiving chemotherapy after radical ovarian cancer surgery: a cross-sectional study

  • Nan Qin1
  • Di Sun2
  • Xu Zhang3
  • Guichun Jiang4,*,

1Department of Gynecology, Cancer Hospital of China Medical University, Liaoning Cancer Hospital and Institute, 110042 Shenyang, Liaoning, China

2School of Nursing, Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 110000 Shenyang, Liaoning, China

3School of Nursing, China Medical University, 110000 Shenyang, Liaoning, China

4Department of Nursing, Cancer Hospital of China Medical University, Liaoning Cancer Hospital and Institute, 110042 Shenyang, Liaoning, China

DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo4302032 Vol.43,Issue 2,April 2022 pp.257-264

Submitted: 31 October 2021 Accepted: 17 December 2021

Published: 15 April 2022

*Corresponding Author(s): Guichun Jiang E-mail: lnzlhulibu@163.com

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the nutritional status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of postoperative chemotherapy patients with ovarian cancer and to discuss the relationship between these patients’ nutritional status and HRQoL. Methods: 201 postoperative chemotherapy patients with ovarian cancer were enrolled. All of them were assessed with a general information questionnaire, the Patient Generated-Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA), and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-C30 (EORTC QLQ-C30). We compared the nutritional status and HRQoL among patients with different demographics and disease characteristics, as well as analyzed the correlations between nutritional status and HRQoL. Results: The mean quantitative evaluation of PG-SGA in patients receiving postoperative chemotherapy for ovarian cancer was 7.82 ±± 4.58. Almost all of the study subjects in this investigation were moderately or severely malnourished and required nutritional support. We established a multivariate linear regression equation and found that the total PG-SGA score is an important predictor of HRQoL in postoperative chemotherapy patients with ovarian cancer. Conclusions: Medical staff can improve the HRQoL of this patient population by improving their nutritional status, thereby enhancing their clinical outcome.


Keywords

Ovarian cancer; Quality of life; Nutritional status

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Nan Qin,Di Sun,Xu Zhang,Guichun Jiang. Relationship between nutritional status and health-related quality of life in patients receiving chemotherapy after radical ovarian cancer surgery: a cross-sectional study. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2022. 43(2);257-264.

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