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Methods of assessing the quality of life in women with malignant neoplasms of the reproductive system

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2023-01-02

Professor A. Solopova(1), MD; D. Blinov(1–3), Candidate of Medical Sciences; Professor E. Achkasov(1),MD; L. Sandzhieva(1), D. Korabelnikov(3), Candidate
of Medical Sciences; G. Bykovshchenko(1), D. Petrenko(1),
1-I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
2-Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Moscow
3-F.P. Haass Moscow Medical and Social Institute

The growth of malignant neoplasms of the female reproductive system in recent years has acquired a tendency to "rejuvenation" – more frequent appearance in women of reproductive age. Radical methods of treating pathologies of the oncogynecological spectrum leave severe consequences in the form of genitourinary syndrome, disorders of endocrine-metabolic processes, sexual function, unstable psychological state, social maladaptation and a decrease in the quality of life. To restore the effects of antitumor treatment, a comprehensive rehabilitation is required, developed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including questionnaires on the quality of life. Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of questionnaires FACT-G, FACT-En, EORTC, FSFI, HADS, the health, activity, mood questionnaire, modified Kupperman–Uvarova menopausal index, MDQ, magnesium deficiency assessment test, stress tolerance self-assessment test. These questionnaires allow us to assess the patient's condition in a timely manner, his perception of his own quality of life and the presence of comorbid diseases and conditions. The introduction of questionnaires into routine clinical practice will make it possible to more effectively carry out rehabilitation measures in oncogynecological patients.

malignant neoplasms
reproductive system
quality of life.

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