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Prognostic value of quality of life score in disease-free survivors of surgically-treated lung cancer

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Title
Prognostic value of quality of life score in disease-free survivors of surgically-treated lung cancer
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BMC Cancer, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12885-016-2504-x
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Young Ho Yun, Young Ae Kim, Jin Ah Sim, Ae Sun Shin, Yoon Jung Chang, Jongmog Lee, Moon Soo Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jae lll Zo

Abstract

We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of quality of life (QOL) for predicting survival among disease-free survivors of surgically-treated lung cancer after the completion of cancer treatment. We administered the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30), the Quality of Life Questionnaire Lung Cancer Module (QLQ-LC13), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) to 809 survivors who were surgically-treated for lung cancer at two hospitals from 2001 through 2006. We gathered mortality data by linkage to the National Statistical Office through December 2011. We used Cox proportional hazard models to compute adjusted hazard ratios (aHRs) and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) to estimate the relationship between QOL and survival. Analyses of QOL items adjusted for age, sex, stage, body mass index, and physical activity showed that scores for poor physical functioning, dyspnea, anorexia, diarrhea, cough, personal strength, anxiety, and depression were associated with poor survival. With adjustment for the independent indicators of survival, final multiple proportional hazard regression analyses of QOL show that physical functioning (aHR, 2.39; 95 % CI, 1.13-5.07), dyspnea (aHR, 1.56; 95 % CI, 1.01-2.40), personal strength (aHR, 2.36; 95 % CI, 1.31-4.27), and anxiety (aHR, 2.13; 95 % CI, 1.38-3.30) retained their independent prognostic power of survival. This study suggests that patient-reported QOL outcomes in disease-free survivors of surgically-treated lung cancer after the completion of active treatment has independent prognostic value for long-term survival.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Estonia 1 1%
France 1 1%
Unknown 87 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 18%
Researcher 13 15%
Other 10 11%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 19 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 16%
Psychology 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 26 29%

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