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What symptom and functional dimensions can be predictors for global ratings of overall quality of life in lung cancer patients?

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Source
Support Care Cancer. 2007 Oct;15(10):1199-205
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2007
Author
Ostlund Ulrika
Wennman-Larsen Agneta
Gustavsson Petter
Wengström Yvonne
Author Affiliation
Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 23300, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden. ulrika.ostlund@ki.se
Source
Support Care Cancer. 2007 Oct;15(10):1199-205
Date
Oct-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Lung Neoplasms - psychology
Male
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Sweden
Abstract
PURPOSE: This study explores what dimensions of a health-related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaire predict global ratings of overall quality of life (QOL) in lung cancer patients in assessments by patients and significant others, respectively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analyses were based on dyadic assessments from lung cancer patients and their significant others. A subset of scales and items from the Swedish version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ C30 and the lung-cancer-specific module, LC-13, was selected. Using multiple regression procedures, the relative importance of different symptoms and of functional impairments in predicting overall QOL was examined. RESULTS: The multiple regressions revealed that emotional functioning and fatigue were the only significant predictors of overall QOL for both the patients and the significant others' assessments. In addition, physical functioning was found to be another predictor in the significant others' assessments. CONCLUSION: The results emphasize that it is essential to consider both emotional functioning and fatigue as important areas for overall QOL in lung cancer patients.
PubMed ID
17431688 View in PubMed
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