[Quality of life assessments in colorectal surgery]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Mar 3;170(10):853-5.
[Article in Danish]


Outcome after surgical treatment has been based predominantly on objective criteria. A more global assessment is necessary which also includes patient-reported health-related quality of life. The literature concerning investigations on quality of life measurements in surgery and follow-up in colorectal cancer is reviewed. Only a few studies are published; the results are conflicting and the methodology questionable. Therefore, it is concluded that there is a strong need for further research in this field.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Colonic Neoplasms / psychology
  • Colonic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life*
  • Rectal Neoplasms / psychology
  • Rectal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Surveys and Questionnaires