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Quality of life after accelerated partial breast irradiation in early breast cancer: matched pair analysis with protracted whole breast radiotherapy.

In Clinical Oncology
By: Wadasadawala T.
Contributor(s): Sarin R | Jalali R | Parmar V | Hawaldar RW | Badwe RA | Chopra S | Budrukkar A | rsarin@actrec.gov.in.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 21 Issues 9.Publisher: 2009Description: 668-675.Subject(s): whole breast radiotherapy (WBRT) | quality of life (QOL) | EORTC QLQ-C30 | early breast cancer (EBC) | BR23 | Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) | DDC classification: In: Clinical OncologySummary: Aims To compare the quality of life of women with early breast cancer treated with either accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) or whole breast radiotherapy (WBRT). Materials and methods After matching for the American Brachytherapy Society criteria, the general European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 and the breast cancer-specific BR23 modules were given to 48 women (23 APBI and 25 WBRT) who attended the radiotherapy clinic between May 2006 and December 2006 at Tata Memorial Hospital. Results The median follow-up of patients in both groups was 3 years. The reliability and validity of the English and translated versions of the questionnaires were tested by Cronbach alpha (0.670.96) and Pearson's correlation for scalescale correlation statistic (0.0130.505). The scores for social functioning and financial difficulties in QLQ-C30 showed a trend towards a better outcome in the APBI group (P = 0.025 and 0.019, respectively) and body image in BR23 was signif
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Aims
To compare the quality of life of women with early breast cancer treated with either accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) or whole breast radiotherapy (WBRT).

Materials and methods
After matching for the American Brachytherapy Society criteria, the general European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 and the breast cancer-specific BR23 modules were given to 48 women (23 APBI and 25 WBRT) who attended the radiotherapy clinic between May 2006 and December 2006 at Tata Memorial Hospital.

Results
The median follow-up of patients in both groups was 3 years. The reliability and validity of the English and translated versions of the questionnaires were tested by Cronbach alpha (0.670.96) and Pearson's correlation for scalescale correlation statistic (0.0130.505). The scores for social functioning and financial difficulties in QLQ-C30 showed a trend towards a better outcome in the APBI group (P = 0.025 and 0.019, respectively) and body image in BR23 was signif

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