The impact of obesity and age on quality of life in gynecologic surgery

Title

The impact of obesity and age on quality of life in gynecologic surgery

Creator

Von Gruenigen V E; Gil K M; Frasure H E; Jenison E L; Hopkins M P

Publisher

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Date

2005
2005-10

Description

Objective: This study was undertaken to prospectively evaluate the effect of early stage endometrial cancer, age, and obesity on quality of life (QOL). Study design: Women undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer or an adnexal mass determined at surgery to be benign (controls) were enrolled preoperatively and followed for 6 months. Results: Seventy-nine women completed the study. Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT-G) scores increased significantly in all women; however, significant differences by patient weight and age were obtained. Obesity was associated with decreased physical FACT-G and SF-36 scores. Older women had lower SF-36 physical scores, higher emotional scores, and less change over time. Conclusion: Women with early endometrial cancer had similar changes in QOL as those who received surgery for benign disease. Obese and elderly women had domain alterations. Given the aging population and rising incidence of obesity, these results emphasize the need for QOL interventions in postoperative gynecologic care of these patients. (C) 2005 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

adults; anemic cancer-patients; body-mass index; complications; Elderly; endometrial cancer; epoetin-alpha; gynecologic surgery; life; morbidity; obesity; Obstetrics & Gynecology; population; quality of; sf-36; trial; validation

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

1369-1375

Issue

4

Volume

193

Citation

Von Gruenigen V E; Gil K M; Frasure H E; Jenison E L; Hopkins M P, “The impact of obesity and age on quality of life in gynecologic surgery,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7422.

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