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Journal Article

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BMC Research Notes


BioMed Central


School of Medical Sciences




Yorke, J., Acheampong, E., Batu, E. N., Obirikorang, C., Yeboah, F. A., & Asamoah, E. A. (2019). Quality of life of colorectal cancer survivors in a Ghanaian population. BMC Research Notes, 12, Article 781. Available here


Objective: We collected data to evaluate the quality of life of patients who have survived between one and 8 years from the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Data description: We collected quality of life (QoL) data from colorectal patients who were diagnosed between 2009 and 2015 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and have survived until January 2017. The dataset consists of patients' demographic data, clinicopathological characteristics, and QoL data. The validated QoL instruments for data curation was an adopted version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 and the EORTC QLQ-CR29. The QLQ-C30 was a 30-item general cancer instrument with 5 functional subscales, and 9 symptom subscales, whereas the QLQ-CR29 was a 29-item scale that consisted of 3 functional QOL subscales and 14 symptom subscales, that are associated with colorectal cancer and its treatment. The QoL instrument was coded such that higher scores indicated increased function and better QoL, and higher symptom scores represent worse symptoms.



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