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The Relationship between Health Related Quality of Life and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Surgery

  • Author / Creator
    Gazala, Sayf
  • Objectives: To review the studies those have assessed Quality Of Life (QOL) after Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) and Thoracotomy for resection of lung cancer, and to determine the impact of post VATS complications on patients’ QOL Methods: For the review, we performed a systematic review, and included studies based on specific inclusion/exclusion criteria according. To determine the impact of surgical complications on patients’ QOL, we designed a prospective cohort study. Results: 5 observational studies were included in this final review; a qualitative as well as a meta-analysis were used to interpret the results. 44 patients were included in the cohort study, there were significant differences based on the complications grade in QOL of patients undergoing VATS lobectomy for lung cancer. Conclusion: In general patients undergoing VATS resection have a better QOL when compared to thoracotomy up to two years after surgery. Post-operative complications can determine patients’ QOL after surgery.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3MW59
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • School Public Health Sciences
  • Specialization
    • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Bedard, Eric (Department of Surgery)
    • Johnson, Jeffrey (School of Public Health)
    • Kutsogiannis, Jim (Department of Critical Care)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Bedard, Eric (Department of Surgery)
    • Kutsogiannis, Jim (Department of Critical Care)
    • Johnson, Jeffrey (School of Public Health)
    • Eurich, Dean (School of Public Health)