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A medical chart review for information about sexual functioning in cervical carcinoma.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiotherapy and Oncology
0167-8140
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
4
Pages
317–323
Identifiers
PMID: 6505268
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Fifty medical charts from two departments of radiotherapy, one in France and the other in the United States, were reviewed to determine their utility in contributing to information about sexual functioning after treatment for cervical cancer. For both settings, useful information about the disease, its treatment and the post-treatment complications was readily available. Significant differences were found between the settings in the documentation of data about sexual function, vaginal dilator use and dilator compliance. The utility of medical records for the purpose of gathering information about sexual functioning after radiotherapy for cervical cancer was found to be significantly higher in one of the settings for several variables. Possible reasons for these findings are given along with medical charts for the promotion and study of sexual rehabilitation for patients with cervical carcinoma.

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