Evaluation of quality of life and anxiety and depression levels in patients receiving chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: impact of patient education before treatment initiation

POLAT Ü., Arpaci A., DEMİR S., Erdal S., YALÇIN Ş.

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY, vol.5, no.4, pp.270-275, 2014 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Background: As a consequence of the improved survival due to the availability of several treatment option cost-effectiveness and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) issues have gained increasing attention in colorectal cancer (CRC). In the present study, we aimed to evaluate quality of life, level of anxiety and depression before and after a 6-month follow-up period in chemotherapy receiving patients with CRC.