Surgical Procedures for Advanced Tumor Disease. A Prospective Study Evaluating Quality of Life
What is the impact on quality of life by operations in symptomatic advanced tumor disease ?
After informed consent patients in known palliative situations and with localized symptoms
due to tumor growth will be enrolled in our study. The investigators will assess Quality of
life with the EORTC QLQ C30-questionnaire and collect data about the disease an the actual
state of the patients.
By the time of discharge out of hospital the investigators will hand out the questionnaire
again and the investigators will collect data regarding the therapies, operations,
complications, reinterventions, time spent on a intensive care unit, time spent in hospital.
The questionnaire will be completed after 4 and 12 weeks as well.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Quality of life 4 weeks after palliative surgery
Quality of life will be measured by the questionnaire EORTC-QLQ-C30 (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer-Quality of Life).
4 weeks after palliative surgery
Carsten T. Viehl, MD
Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Basel