Quality of Life (QOL) in Long-Term Survivors of Osteosarcoma


We conducted this study to analyze the quality of life using the SF-36 health questionnaire and the MSTS scores depending on surgical method and the primary site of occurrence. On the surgical method, the limb salvage had more excellent outcomes (60.9) than the amputation (46.3). The tumor prosthetic replacement had notably higher scores (62.5) than any other methods. For the correlation coefficients on the MSTS and SF-36, the Physical Function had the highest degree of correlation. Excellent functions of the extremities would lead to a good quality of life.

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J. Kim, J. Kwak and S. Chung, "Quality of Life (QOL) in Long-Term Survivors of Osteosarcoma," Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013, pp. 133-137. doi: 10.4236/jct.2013.41018.

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