E. Lajtman, M. Mlynček
Objective: To determine the parameters, to identify factors of patients´ quality of life
(QoL) and to suggest the recommendations for its improvement.
Methods: The data of 195 patients with gynecological cancer were obtained in the period
of 2012-2015. We used a QoL questionnaire method with EO RTC QLQ-C30 to
determine the parameters. The data were analyzed by t-test, Mann-Whitney U test
and Kruskal-Wallis test.
Results: Younger women showed higher total score and social role score, physical
functioning score was lower. Single women have higher scores in emotional functioning
and social functioning, and lower scores in the domain of social roles. Physical
functioning was rising with educational attainment. Patients with cervical cancer
had the lowest total score, social role and social functioning.
Conclusion: Treatment of gynecological cancer significantly impairs QoL, especially
physical, emotional, social functioning as well as role functioning. Reducing the side
effects of the treatment has a positive effect on QoL.