Pre-stereotactic radiosurgery health-related quality of life in patients with brain metastases

Takeaway

  • Patients (pts) with brain metastases (BM) had clinically meaningful lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) on the emotional well-being subscale than the general population prior to stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS); pre-SRS HRQoL state should be measured in order to accurately interpret changes in HRQoL over time following treatment.

Why this matters

  • In pts with BM, HRQoL is one of the most important factors in choosing from different treatment options.

  • Clinicians and nursing staff should be informed on the pre-SRS HRQoL state of pts with BM to better understand their specific needs on the day of treatment.

  • Differing results on different HRQoL subscales in this study highlight the need for further studies assessing all aspects of HRQoL separately.