Progress in caring for cancer patients in the scope of quality of life assessment
 
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Department of Cancer Prevention, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Health Economics and Medical Law, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
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Ewelina Nawojska   

Department of Cancer Prevention, Medical University of Warsaw, Żwirki i Wigury 61, 02-091, Warszawa, Poland
Submission date: 2020-08-08
Final revision date: 2020-10-02
Acceptance date: 2020-11-19
Online publication date: 2021-01-31
 
 
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Quality of life is assessed using standardised general or specific ques­tion­naires. The use of such tools in scientific research makes it possible to determine how the patient functions in specific domains of life, and to measure the overall quality of life and health. A significant step forward in the approach to quality of life assessment is to also take into account factors relating to the patient’s feelings and opinions as well as objective health-related factors. The patient is treated as an entity actively participating in the diagnostic and therapeutic process, whose subjective experiences are important. Research on quality of life assessment constitutes an essential element in the evaluation of the effectiveness of medical technologies. It also represents a new approach to formulating methods of dealing with patients, which is particularly crucial in care for chronically ill patients, including cancer patients.
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