Meta-analysis shows clinically relevant and long-lasting deterioration in health-related quality of life after esophageal cancer surgery

M Jacobs, R C Macefield, Roy Elbers, K Sitnikova, I J Korfage, E M A Smets, I Henselmans, M I van Berge Henegouwen, J C J M de Haes, J M Blazeby, M A G Sprangers

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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to (1) estimate the direction, clinical relevance, and duration of health-related quality of life (HRQL) change in the first year following esophageal cancer surgery and (2) to assess the robustness of the estimates by subgroup and sensitivity analyses, and an exploration of publication bias.
Original languageEnglish
JournalQuality of Life Research
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2013

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research

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