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Background: There are important consequences from cervical cancer (CC) disease and its treatment among survivors, especially
the impact on quality of life (QoL).
Objective: To evaluate the health-related QoL associated with different CC therapies received by patients in two Nigerian tertiary
Methods: This study employed a prospective longitudinal design. It was conducted at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching
Hospital, Sokoto and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, North-Western Nigeria. Data of all the 157 eligible CC
patients were collected at baseline and after therapy. Data analysis was done with appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics
using SPSS V. 20 for windows. P<0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: Chemotherapy (CT) was the major therapy option received by 78(49.7%) of the patients. Patients who received chemoradiation therapy (CRT) and adjuvant chemotherapy (CTS) had the highest increase in mean overall health-related QoL of 0.138
(t=8.456, p<0.001) and 0.138 (t=6.489, p<0.001) higher than their respective baseline scores. Patients who received CT had the
least increase in mean overall health-related QoL of 0.095 (t=4.574, p<0.001) from baseline.
Conclusion: Chemoradiation therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy were associated with highest increase in mean overall
health-related QoL. Chemotherapy was associated with the least increase in mean overall health-related QoL.
Keywords: Cervical cancer; quality of life; therapies.