GBM PTS can show changes in CF during the treatment which can affect their daily lives. We analyzed QoL, PSY and CF in these PTS treated with RT plus TMZ.
PTS with newly histologically diagnosed GBM treated with RT and TMZ as first-line therapy and KPS ≥ 60 were enrolled. We assessed QoL using EORTC QLQ-C30 and BN20. CF were evaluated with MMSE, and PSY with HADS test. Evaluations were performed at each radiological assessment: T0 (before treatment), T1 (1 month after RT + TMZ), T2 (6 ms from T0), T3 (9 ms from T0) and T4 (12 ms from T0). A repeated-measure linear mixed-model was used to estimate group differences over time and χ2 test for compare mean values at each time.
we enrolled 112 PTS, median age was 59; 69 PTS were male and 36 PTS aged ≥65. All PTS were treated with TMZ until disease progression. Role functioning (RF) statistically improved over time in female (p = 0.02) and PTS
Some variables related to QoL, PSY and CF may improve during standard treatment with RT and TMZ in PTS with GBM. Moreover, age, gender and site of lesion might impact on specific factors. Radiological progression may correlate with worsening of specific points for QoL, PSY and CF.
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