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Quality of life outcomes in meningioma surgery.

Chapter in book
Authors Ole Solheim
Asgeir Store Jakola
Published in Handbook of clinical neurology
Pages 311-321
ISSN 0072-9752
Publication year 2020
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Pages 311-321
Language en
Subject categories Neurosurgery, Neurology


Patient-reported quality of life measures hold the potential to capture the results of meningioma surgery in a more patient-centered and sensitive way than common morbidity measures. However, quality of life measures have not so far been used much in meningioma studies. Disease specific instruments are also lacking along with validation studies in patients with meningioma. While patient-reported quality of life measures may overestimate improvements and underestimate surgery-related deteriorations, quality of life studies still report worse outcomes than the common retrospective review of hospital records. A more widespread use of longitudinal assessment of quality of life would also have the benefit in moving meningioma research from retrospective to prospective, which would lead to superior data quality. Comparisons across studies would also be more valid as the assessment bias resulting from surgeons judging their own results would be avoided.

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