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Hirntumor-Informationstag 2018

Quality of Life

Trial about the quality of life


Social relations

Patients who considered themselves to enjoy a high quality of life, stated difficulties in admitting weaknesses and thereby asking for help as well as accepting it, whereas patients suffering from a lower life quality invariably claimed asking for support was no problem at all. Regardless of the perceived quality of life, all the questioned patients tend to talk about their disease with their friends, but preferably with their family members. Hereby frightening emotions and thoughts are more frequently put into words by patients with a higher quality of life.


Physical well-being

As compared to the other two life quality defining groups, those with the higher one noted only few disease- or therapy related symptoms, respectively did not consider themselves to be troubled with any current symptoms or if so, only a little.

Mental experience

Although patients with a lower quality of life stated feeling sufficiently prepared with knowledge about their disease, the further appeared to be less content with their treatment by doctors and medical staff, than patients with an average and higher life quality. Most of the latter were benefitting from additional psychological therapies or figured it could be useful to begin with, however the former very often uttered not to believe in a positive effect of psychological care.


Socio-economic conditions

Brain tumour patients with a lower quality of life rarely mentioned changes at work due to their disease, as compared to the others who yet frequently stated a decline of mobility as a result of suffering from a brain tumour.

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