Can differences in bowel function after surgery for rectal cancer be identified by the European organization for research and treatment of cancer quality of life instrument? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Quality of Life
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

abstract

  • We found neither the EORTC C-30 nor CR-38 to be sensitive instruments in delineating differences in bowel function. The use of a validated instrument designed to assess function in patients with rectal cancer will more effectively and efficiently identify those patients with poor postoperative function.

publication date

  • May 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-006-9283-6

PubMed ID

  • 17265117

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1727

end page

  • 34

volume

  • 14

number

  • 5