›› 2018, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (7): 775-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2018.07.010

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Influencing factors for quality of life in patients over 12 months after diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer

HE Ya-ping1, LOU Wei-qun2, CHEN Jie-ling2, ZHOU Zhen3, ZHU Jing-fen1, JIAN Hong3   

  1. 1. School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200025, China; 2. Department of Oncology, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China; 3. Department of Social Work & Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Online:2018-07-28 Published:2018-07-30
  • Supported by:
    Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission Foundation, 201740116; Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Core Education Project, ZD150603

Abstract: Objective · To examine quality of life and its influencing factors in patients over 12 months after diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods · A total of 111 patients included in the study completed the self-reported measures. Quality of life was measured using Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy–Lung. Other measures included socio-demographic characteristics, disease- and treatment-related information, and emotional feelings. Results · The factors influencing the quality of life of NSCLC patients were investigated two approaches: treatment and subjective feeling. Univariate Logistic regression analysis found the risk factors for low quality of life included sense of low self-esteem and loneliness, bone metastasis, pathological type, chemotherapy cycle, age, cohabitant type and financial burden. Conclusion · The factors associated with quality of life in lung cancer patients are diverse and extensive, and it warrants attention on psychological support and symptom management for these patients.

Key words: non-small cell lung cancer, quality of life, influencing factor

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