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Handbook of Quality of Life in Cancer

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  • Is the first handbook on quality of life in cancer with diverse authorship of patients, students, clinicians, academics

  • Is an easy-to-use resource of both research and clinical evidence

  • Is useful for students who conduct audits and research with an interest in oncology

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xl
  2. Concepts and Definitions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Defining Quality of Life

      • Angelos P. Kassianos, Stephanie Tsounta
      Pages 3-5
  3. Quality of Life Assessment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Using the WHOQOL as a Generic Measure to Assess Quality of Life During Cancer

      • Brenda L. Den Oudsten, Suzanne M. Skevington
      Pages 13-38
    3. Developing Cancer Quality of Life Assessment Tools

      • Deborah Fitzsimmons, Sally Wheelwright
      Pages 39-60
    4. The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Measurement System: Guidance for Use in Research and Clinical Practice

      • Kimberly A. Webster, J. Devin Peipert, Lauren F. Lent, Jason Bredle, David Cella
      Pages 79-104
    5. Modern Psychometric Measurement and Computerized Adaptive Testing

      • Conrad J. Harrison, Christopher J. Sidey-Gibbons
      Pages 133-140
  4. Best-Practice Elements When Assessing Quality of Life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141
    2. Data Visualization Strategies to Communicate PRO Data to Patients and Clinicians

      • Michael D. Brundage, Claire F. Snyder
      Pages 163-187
    3. Cross-Cultural Considerations in Health-Related Quality of Life in Cancer

      • Laila Akbar Ladak, Syeda Fatima Raza, Sadori Khawaja
      Pages 189-207
    4. Quality of Life and Mortality

      • Amélie Anota
      Pages 209-222
    5. Decision-Making in the Context of Funding Cancer Therapy

      • Barbara de Graaff, Ingrid Cox
      Pages 223-233
    6. Satisfaction with Cancer Care

      • Mathilde Trosdorf, Anne Brédart
      Pages 235-249

About this book

Quality of life is an important outcome when treating a cancer patient. Research is vast on the role of quality of life on patients' general wellbeing, responsiveness to treatment, and even mortality. On the other hand, there are several methodological considerations when planning to measure and assess quality of life in cancer patients. This handbook – with authorship that is diverse in terms of perspectives, countries, and fields – aims to fill a gap in the available literature and responds to a number of questions in its 26 chapters:

  • What is quality of life and health-related quality of life and why are they important?
  • How is quality of life assessed?
  • What are the theoretical and methodological considerations when using quality of life outcomes in cancer research?
  • How is quality of life useful in routine clinical care?
  • How is quality of life impacting different cancer populations in terms of site of the cancer, age, gender, and context?

Handbook of Quality of Life in Cancer is a learning and consulting tool that can be used by a diverse audience. It is an essential resource for researchers who wish to use quality of life assessment tools in clinical trials or other types of studies; clinicians who want to develop their understanding of how they can utilize quality of life and how it is important for the patients they care for; and commissioners who wish to see why quality of life may impact population health and health system costs. Students in diverse fields of study (medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, medical sociology, population health, epidemiology, and medical statistics, among others) also would benefit from using the handbook for their studies and for their continuing professional development.

Keywords

  • quality of life (QoL) research
  • cancer survivorship
  • methodology
  • epidemiology
  • oncology
  • patient-reported outcomes
  • patient well-being
  • quality of care
  • medical education
  • cancer patients
  • palliative care
  • responsiveness to treatment
  • cancer research
  • routine clinical care
  • quality of life assessment tools
  • population health
  • healthcare costs
  • medical statistics
  • medical psychology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, London, UK

    Angelos P. Kassianos

About the editor

Angelos P. Kassianos, PhD is a senior research fellow at University College London, Department of Applied Health Research, and at University of Cyprus, Departments of Psychology and Computer Science. He is a health psychologist with a public health and behavioral medicine focus. Dr. Kassianos has interests in bio-psycho-social determinants of disease prevention and early diagnosis (mainly cancer), health-related quality of life assessment, vaccination hesitancy and development of digital health interventions.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of Quality of Life in Cancer

  • Editors: Angelos P. Kassianos

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-84702-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-84701-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-84702-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XL, 477

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Quality of Life Research, Cancer Epidemiology, Health Psychology, Oncology, Public Health

Buying options

eBook
USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-84702-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)