Health-Related Quality of Life Among Vietnamese Breast Cancer Women.

Research paper by Thanh Huong TH Tran, Ngoc Linh NL Trinh, Yen Y Hoang, Thuy Linh TL Nguyen, Thu Thao TT Vu

Indexed on: 26 May '20Published on: 12 Jul '19Published in: Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center


The aim of the study was to investigate health-related quality of life among Vietnamese breast cancer women who were treated at National Cancer Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2018. Information about physical functioning, Role Physical, Bodily Pain, General Health, vitality, Social Functioning, Role Emotional, and Mental Health of 200 patients with breast cancer was collected through face-to-face interview, using short form-36 questionnaire. We found that the older patients (older than 50 years) had higher score of Mental Health than patients at age 50 and lower ( < .05). The patients who had better economic status had significantly higher score of Vitality ( < .05). Patients who were married and living with their partners/husband had better quality of life in General Health (<0.05). The patients who had less than 6 months of treatment had better physical functioning score ( < .05) than the patients who had treatment longer than 6 months. Patients with caring supports from family members had higher scores of Bodily Pain, Social Functioning, Role Emotional, and Mental Health. Patients who have stressed feelings had significantly lower scores of all domains, except for Physical Functioning. The participants who usually stay up late reported lower scores of all components except for Physical Functioning and Role Physical. In conclusion, it is needed to develop psychosocial services, enhance early screening, and diagnose for the women in Vietnam.