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Patient study: Quality of life

Quality of life in patients with Mesothelioma

The ADRI is running a study investigating ‘quality of life’ in patients diagnosed with mesothelioma. While we are aware that there is a high symptom burden in patients suffering from mesothelioma, we have little information on ‘quality of life’ in people living with this disease. By using questionnaires we try to get a more accurate picture of the impact of the disease and treatment on ‘quality of life’. Our study will look at how quality of life changes over time, and the impact of different types of treatment. We are also interested in learning more about psychological needs (anxiety and depression), and whether people are actually receiving the care that they need. How quality of life relates to other issues such as nutrition and functional (physical) ability, and relationships with inflammatory markers will also be studied in select hospitals.

 

For more information about this project, please contact Jason Fowler at jason.fowler@sydney.edu.au