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Quality of Life in Oncology Patients

Quality of Life in Oncology Patients © 1 9 9 0 S. Karger A G . Basel Psychother Psychosom 1990;54:145-160 0 0 3 3 - 3 190/90/0543-0145S2.75/0 F.A. Muthny, U. Koch, S. Slump Psychologisches Institut. Freiburg i.Br.. FRG Introduction pies - also with respect to psychosocial crite­ ria: (2) giving a better basis for decisions In recent years the quality of life discus­ between competing treatments by including sion has increasingly arisen in oncology, and criteria of quantity and quality of survival, probably more so than in any other medical and (3) helping to develop more focused and field [cf. Aaronson and Beckmann, 1987; more efficient ways of psychosocial care for Koch and Haag, 1987; Moinpour et al., patients with malignant diseases. 1989]. This development is primarily due to The exponential increase in use of the the fact that survival rates and symptoms term "quality of life’ might raise the ques­ have no longer been considered as sufficient tion, whether this is more a matter of fashion criteria for the effects of medical treatment or a new research approach. The answer to [Bullinger and Poppel, 1988: Strain. 1990]. this question will have to consider the clini­ The development in oncology was particu­ cal relevance of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Karger

Quality of Life in Oncology Patients

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics , Volume 54 (2-3): 16 – Jan 1, 1990

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Publisher
Karger
Copyright
© 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel
ISSN
0033-3190
eISSN
1423-0348
DOI
10.1159/000288389
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Abstract

© 1 9 9 0 S. Karger A G . Basel Psychother Psychosom 1990;54:145-160 0 0 3 3 - 3 190/90/0543-0145S2.75/0 F.A. Muthny, U. Koch, S. Slump Psychologisches Institut. Freiburg i.Br.. FRG Introduction pies - also with respect to psychosocial crite­ ria: (2) giving a better basis for decisions In recent years the quality of life discus­ between competing treatments by including sion has increasingly arisen in oncology, and criteria of quantity and quality of survival, probably more so than in any other medical and (3) helping to develop more focused and field [cf. Aaronson and Beckmann, 1987; more efficient ways of psychosocial care for Koch and Haag, 1987; Moinpour et al., patients with malignant diseases. 1989]. This development is primarily due to The exponential increase in use of the the fact that survival rates and symptoms term "quality of life’ might raise the ques­ have no longer been considered as sufficient tion, whether this is more a matter of fashion criteria for the effects of medical treatment or a new research approach. The answer to [Bullinger and Poppel, 1988: Strain. 1990]. this question will have to consider the clini­ The development in oncology was particu­ cal relevance of

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Published: Jan 1, 1990

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