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Br J Surg. 1992 May;79(5):395-8.

Assessment of quality of life in surgery.

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Department of Psychology, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.


The concept of patients' quality of life is assuming increasing importance in modern medicine and surgery. Interventions are increasingly being assessed in terms of their impact on such areas of functioning as mobility, mood, cognitive function, ability to fulfil occupational and social roles, and general life satisfaction. This paper discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the quality-of-life paradigm and its practical relevance for modern surgery.

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