How does the type of thoracotomy affect the patient quality of life? A short form-36 health survey study

ALAR T., Ceylan K. C., Kaya S. O., Sevinc S., SIĞIRLI D., ÖZÇELİK C.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.44, no.2, pp.264-270, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-013-0586-5
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-270
  • Keywords: Thoracotomy, Muscle-sparing thoracotomy, Quality of life, Short form-36 health survey, MUSCLE-SPARING THORACOTOMY, LUNG-CANCER, POSTEROLATERAL THORACOTOMY, LOBECTOMY, RESECTION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


We evaluated whether the quality of life was affected in patients who had undergone various types of thoracotomy using the Short Form-36 Health Survey.