Quality of life of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma after curative gastrectomy

Chew Wun Wu, Mao-Chih Hsieh, Su Shun Lo, Wing Yiu Lui, Fang Ku P'eng

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Quality of life (QOL) was evaluated in 162 patients having radical gastrectomy for cancer. The results showed that more than half of the patients had a good appetite; they consumed a normal diet and a normal volume of food. Approximately 60% of the patients had weight loss of more than 5 kg. Patients who underwent a total gastrectomy had poor tolerance of normal food and frequent eating and body weight loss versus those who had a subtotal gastrectomy. Patients who underwent Billroth II reconstruction after a distal subtotal gastrectomy lost more body weight than those with a Billroth I anastomosis. The extent of lymphadenectomy did not influence the QOL. Patients under 65 years of age had a better QOL. Nearly all patients had normal work and daily living activities. Some patients appeared to lack energy or had a period of anxiety or depression. These data indicate that radical gastrectomy can be performed with an acceptable QOL for a potentially curable gastric carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-782
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Gastrectomy
Stomach
Adenocarcinoma
Quality of Life
Gastroenterostomy
Weight Loss
Body Weight
Food
Appetite
Activities of Daily Living
Lymph Node Excision
Anxiety
Eating
Depression
Diet
Carcinoma

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Quality of life of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma after curative gastrectomy. / Wu, Chew Wun; Hsieh, Mao-Chih; Lo, Su Shun; Lui, Wing Yiu; P'eng, Fang Ku.

In: World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 21, No. 7, 01.09.1997, p. 777-782.

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Wu, Chew Wun ; Hsieh, Mao-Chih ; Lo, Su Shun ; Lui, Wing Yiu ; P'eng, Fang Ku. / Quality of life of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma after curative gastrectomy. In: World Journal of Surgery. 1997 ; Vol. 21, No. 7. pp. 777-782.
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