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What Are the Best Questionnaires To Capture Anorectal Function After Surgery in Rectal Cancer?

Chen TY, Emmertsen KJ, Laurberg S - Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep (2015)

Bottom Line: Sound assessment of anorectal function after rectal cancer surgery is the foundation for the continuing effort to explore the adverse effects of such surgery on bowel function, as well as for working towards reducing these effects.The quality of the assessment is predominantly determined by the instrument administered.This article reviews various questionnaires for capturing anorectal function after surgery in rectal cancer, discussing their attributes and suitability for different evaluation contexts.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery P, Aarhus University Hospital, Tage-Hansens Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

ABSTRACT

With enhanced surgical techniques and neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer, survivorship issues are at the forefront of clinical practice and research. More and more patients are living with altered bowel habits following rectal cancer surgery. Sound assessment of anorectal function after rectal cancer surgery is the foundation for the continuing effort to explore the adverse effects of such surgery on bowel function, as well as for working towards reducing these effects. The quality of the assessment is predominantly determined by the instrument administered. This article reviews various questionnaires for capturing anorectal function after surgery in rectal cancer, discussing their attributes and suitability for different evaluation contexts.

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The Low Anterior Resection Syndrome Score (LARS score). (From Emmertsen and Laurberg [66••] with permission from Wolters Kluwer Health)
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Fig1: The Low Anterior Resection Syndrome Score (LARS score). (From Emmertsen and Laurberg [66••] with permission from Wolters Kluwer Health)

Mentions: The Low Anterior Resection Syndrome Score (LARS score; 2012), like the MSKCC BFI, is a questionnaire for assessing bowel function after sphincter-preserving surgery with or without radiotherapy for rectal cancer [66••]. The items and scoring algorithm of the LARS score are shown in Fig. 1.Fig. 1


What Are the Best Questionnaires To Capture Anorectal Function After Surgery in Rectal Cancer?

Chen TY, Emmertsen KJ, Laurberg S - Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep (2015)

The Low Anterior Resection Syndrome Score (LARS score). (From Emmertsen and Laurberg [66••] with permission from Wolters Kluwer Health)
© Copyright Policy - OpenAccess
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig1: The Low Anterior Resection Syndrome Score (LARS score). (From Emmertsen and Laurberg [66••] with permission from Wolters Kluwer Health)
Mentions: The Low Anterior Resection Syndrome Score (LARS score; 2012), like the MSKCC BFI, is a questionnaire for assessing bowel function after sphincter-preserving surgery with or without radiotherapy for rectal cancer [66••]. The items and scoring algorithm of the LARS score are shown in Fig. 1.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: Sound assessment of anorectal function after rectal cancer surgery is the foundation for the continuing effort to explore the adverse effects of such surgery on bowel function, as well as for working towards reducing these effects.The quality of the assessment is predominantly determined by the instrument administered.This article reviews various questionnaires for capturing anorectal function after surgery in rectal cancer, discussing their attributes and suitability for different evaluation contexts.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery P, Aarhus University Hospital, Tage-Hansens Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

ABSTRACT

With enhanced surgical techniques and neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer, survivorship issues are at the forefront of clinical practice and research. More and more patients are living with altered bowel habits following rectal cancer surgery. Sound assessment of anorectal function after rectal cancer surgery is the foundation for the continuing effort to explore the adverse effects of such surgery on bowel function, as well as for working towards reducing these effects. The quality of the assessment is predominantly determined by the instrument administered. This article reviews various questionnaires for capturing anorectal function after surgery in rectal cancer, discussing their attributes and suitability for different evaluation contexts.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus