Patient Reported Symptoms, Coping and Quality of Life during Somatostatin Analogue Treatment for Metastatic Small-Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours


Introduction: Patients with metastatic small-intestinal neuroendocrine tumours (NET) have been shown to have a reduced quality of life compared to the general population and many have disabling symptoms during somatostatin analogue (SSA) treatment.

Aim(s): The aim of this prospective study was to document the patient-reported symptoms, coping and quality of life during SSA treatment and their fat-soluble vitamin levels.

Materials and methods: Patients with metastatic small-intestinal NET on treatment with long-acting SSA were included. Data on patient characteristics, blood samples, questionnaires (EORTC-QLQ-C30 and GI.NET-21) and structured patient interviews were collected at inclusion and after 1 year.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author: Sorbye H

Authors: Sorbye H, Meyer L, Mordal K, Myhre S, Thiis-Evensen E,

Keywords: Quality of life, small-intestinal neuroendocrine tumors, patient reported symptoms, coping, somatostatin analogue,

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