Quality of Life After Liver Resection
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Long-term Evaluation of the Quality of Life After Major Hepatic Resection for Malignant and Benign Diseases.|
- Quality of Life [ Time Frame: preoperatively, 1-,3-,6-,12 months postoperatively ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
eg. hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal liver metastases
eg. liver cysts, traumatic liver injuries, adenoma etc
Background: Due to advances in operative methods and perioperative care, mortality and morbidity following major hepatic resection have decreased substantially, making long-term quality of life (QoL) an increasingly prominent issue.
Objectives: We plan on evaluating whether postoperative diagnosis is associated with long-term QoL and health in patients who require hepatic surgery for benign or malignant diseases and how QoL evolves with time.
Method: QoL will be evaluated using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core-30 and the liver-specific QLQ-LMC21 module. All patients requiring hepatic surgery aged >18 years will be included in the study. QoL evaluation is carried out preoperatively and at set intervals postoperatively.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00681499
|Department of visceral and transplant surgery, Bern University Hospital|
|Bern, Switzerland, 3010|
|Principal Investigator:||Vanessa Banz, MD||Dep. of Visceral and transplant Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland|