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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2010 Feb;26(1):36-46. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2009.11.006.

Quality of life in cancer survivorship: 20 years later.

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  • 1chool of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To discuss the unique quality-of-life (QOL) issues for cancer survivors and provide guidance for the selection of measures to assess them.

DATA SOURCES:

Literature review, PubMed search, electronic data, websites.

CONCLUSION:

QOL is a vital outcome for cancer survivors. QOL measurement of the unique needs of cancer survivors has increased over the past 20 years.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

Oncology nurses can move QOL science in cancer survivorship forward by using research findings to implement evidence-based practice.

Copyright (c) 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.

PMID:
20152577
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