SHS Web Conf.
Volume 51, 20186th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE (Part II)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||07 November 2018|
Quality of life in patients with bone tumour
Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
Introduction – in the last decades, scientific research of health related quality of life (QoL) is developing fast worldwide. QoL concept pays attention to emotional experience of disease in patients, particularly to personal sense of possibility to satisfy actual needs and possibility of full social functioning in spite of disease specific limitations. The aim of the study was to reveal the basic aspects and personality factors of QoL in patients with bone tumour. Results: the study revealed that patients with bone metastases assess their health significantly worse than other patients. Besides, patients with osteosarcoma evaluate their general health higher than patients with giant cell tumour. Social functioning in patients with chondrosarcoma is higher than in patients with bone metastases and patients with giant cell tumour. Patients with chondrosarcoma have higher physical functioning and less restricted in daily activities than patients with bone metastases. Patients with bone metastases have the most intensive pain among all patients. Moreover, the study revealed personality significant influence on QoL related to bone tumour. Conclusion – patients with bone metastasis have lower QoL compared to patients with primary bone tumours. Patients with giant cell tumour have the worth quality of life among patients with primary bone tumours. Furthermore the results revealed differences in QoL parameters associated with personality characteristics in patients with bone tumour.
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