25th Anniversary of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System
Before treating any symptom, we need to properly evaluate and quantify it and, in order to ensure quality of care, palliative care programs need to document the effectiveness of their relief of physical and psychological distress. Symptoms rarely occur in isolation – we often see a grouping of symptoms in clusters. An overall assessment of symptoms is a more appropriate way to address the problem and evaluate the impact of treatments. The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS), developed 25 years ago, has been psychometrically validated and translated into over 20 languages.
From the clinical perspective, ESAS is now commonly used for symptom screening and longitudinal monitoring in inpatient and outpatient settings in palliative ...
Locus of control, quality of life, anxiety, and depression among Malaysian breast cancer patients: The mediating role of uncertainty
Saeed Pahlevan Sharif
European Journal of Oncology Nursing, April 2017, Pages 28 - 35
Health-related quality of life with adjuvant ipilimumab versus placebo after complete resection of high-risk stage III melanoma (EORTC 18071): secondary outcomes of a multinational, randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trial
Corneel Coens, Stefan Suciu, Vanna Chiarion-Sileni, et al.The Lancet Oncology, Volume 18, Issue 3, March 2017, Pages 393–403
Shirk, Joseph D., M.D., Saigal, Christopher S., M.D., M.P.H.Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 2017-02-01 , Volume 35, Issue 2, Pages 69-75
Functional Outcomes and Quality of Life After Radical Prostatectomy Only Versus a Combination of Prostatectomy with Radiation and Hormonal Therapy
Meike Adam, Pierre Tennstedt, Dominik Lanwehr, et al.European Urology, 2017-03-01 , Volume 71, Issue 3, Pages 330-336