Quality of life assessment in patients with prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy

  • F. A. Guliev National Centre of Oncology
  • E. Sh. Khalilov National Centre of Oncology
  • Z. Sh. Vezirova National Centre of Oncology
Keywords: prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy, quality of life assessment


We summarized the quality of life (QL) assessment experience in patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (RPE) due to prostatic cancer. EORTCQLQ–C30 and EORTC QLQ–PR25 surveys were used. Independent factors that result in decrease of QL after RPE are the stage of the tumor, progression of the disease, urine retention impairment, erectile dysfunction, biochemical relapse of the disease. Early detection of risk factors facilitates improvement of QL in patients after RPE.


1. Lepor H, Kaci L. The impact of open radical retropubic prostatectomy on continence and lower urinary tract symptoms: a prospective assessment using validated self–administered outcome instruments. JUrol. 2004;171:1216–9.

2. Fayers PM, Aaronson NK, Bjordal K, et al., on behalf of the EORTC Quality of Life Group. The EORTC QLQ–C30 Scoring Manual (3rd edition). Published by: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer. Brussels, 2001.

3. Avery K, Donovan J, Peters TJ, et al. ICIQ: a brief and robust measure for evaluating the symptoms and impact of urinary incontinence. Neurourol Urodyn. 2004;23(4):322–30.

4. Bergman J, Laviana A. Quality–of–life assessment tools for men with prostate cancer. Nat Rev Urol. 2014 Jun;11(6):352–9.

5. Lin YH. Treatment decision regret and related factors following radical prostatectomy. Cancer Nurs. 2011 Sep–Oct;34(5):417–22.

6. Glickman L, Godoy G, Lepor H. Changes in continence and erectile function between 2 and 4 years after radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 2009 Feb;181(2):731–5.

7. Hu JC, Elkin EP, Pasta DJ, et al. Predicting quality of life after radical prostatectomy: results from CaPSURE. J Urol.2004;171(2):703–17.

8. Fitch M, Gray R, Franssen E, Johnson B. Men’s perspectives on the impact of prostate cancer: implications for oncology nurses. Oncol Nurs Forum.2000; 27:1255–63.

9. Bjerklund JTE, Cek M, Naber K, et al. Prevalence of hospital–acquired urinary tract infections in urology departments. Eur Urol. 2007;51:1100–12.

10. Heidenreich A, Bellmunt J, Bolla M, et al. EAU guidelines on prostate cancer. Part 1: screening, diagnosis, and treatment of clinically localized disease. Eur Urol. 2011;59(1):61–71.
How to Cite
Guliev, F. A., Khalilov, E. S., & Vezirova, Z. S. (2017). Quality of life assessment in patients with prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy. Klinicheskaia Khirurgiia, (8), 70-73. https://doi.org/10.26779/2522-1396.2017.08.70
General Problems of Surgery