Objective: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become an important outcome for neurosurgical patients underwent surgery. The authors utilized the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Core Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ C-30) to assess the quality of life of spheno-orbital meningiomas patients after surgery in one national central referral hospital in Indonesia. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, medical record-based data of 40 spheno-orbital meningioma patients who underwent surgery at Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia from October-December 2016 were analyzed. Differences between pre-and postsurgical EORTC scores was examined using the Student’s t test. Results: There was a statistically significant increase of EORTC QLQ-C30 scores in global health status, role functioning, emotional functioning, cognitive functioning, and social functioning variables, and statistically significant decrease for clinical symptoms variables. Conclusion: Evidently, there was improvement in HRQoL in spheno-orbital meningiomas patients after surgery, in whom EORTC QLQ-C30 can be used to assess the HRQoL prior to and after surgical procedures.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Neurologica Taiwanica|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Brain tumor
- EORTC QLQ C-30
- Quality of life
- Sphenoorbital meningioma