Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 3 Issue: 5

Health-Related Quality of Life and its Influencing Factors among Breast Cancer Patients in Palestine

Ashraf Eljedi1* and Mohammed Nofal2
1Faculty of Nursing, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine
2MPH Public Health, Head of In-service Training Department, General Directorate of Human Resources Development, Ministry of Health, Gaza strip, Palestine
Corresponding author : Ashraf Eljedi
(BSN, MSN, DrPH), Assistant Professor in Public Health, Faculty of Nursing, Islamic University of Gaza, P.O Box 108, Al Rimal- Gaza - Gaza strip, Palestine
Tel: 00970 599 527 415; Fax: + 970 (8) 286 0700
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 14, 2014 Accepted: August 21, 2014 Published: August 26, 2014
Citation: Eljedi A and Nofal M (2014) Health-Related Quality of Life and its Influencing Factors among Breast Cancer Patients in Palestine. J Womens Health, Issues Care 3:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000162

Abstract

Health-Related Quality of Life and its Influencing Factors among Breast Cancer Patients in Palestine

Increasing incidence rates of breast cancer in Palestine emphasize the importance of increased knowledge about the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its influencing factors in this patient group. The purpose of this study was to assess the healthrelated quality of life among breast cancer patients in Palestine based on socio-demographic and clinical characteristics by using the World Health Organization Quality of Life – Short Version Questionnaire.

Keywords: Health-related quality of life; Breast cancer; Palestine

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