Chemotherapy use, performance status, and quality of life at the end of life Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Health Status
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Neoplasms
  • Palliative Care
  • Quality of Life
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • Although palliative chemotherapy is used to improve QOL for patients with end-stage cancer, its use did not improve QOD for patients with moderate or poor performance status and worsened QOD for patients with good performance status. The QOD in patients with end-stage cancer is not improved, and can be harmed, by chemotherapy use near death, even in patients with good performance status.

publication date

  • September 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4828728

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.2378

PubMed ID

  • 26203912

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 778

end page

  • 84

volume

  • 1

number

  • 6