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Attention for Chapter 36: Sociodemographic and Clinical Determinants of Quality of Life of Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
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Chapter title
Sociodemographic and Clinical Determinants of Quality of Life of Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Chapter number 36
Book title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, June 2017
DOI 10.1007/5584_2017_36
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-969544-0, 978-3-31-969545-7
Authors

Mariusz Chabowski, Jacek Polański, Grzegorz Mazur, Dariusz Janczak, Joanna Rosińczuk

Abstract

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a serious health problem. Identifying factors affecting quality of life (QoL) may help modify risk factors and improve survival. The study included 180 patients treated for NSCLC in the Lower Silesian Center of Lung Diseases between January and December 2015. QoL was assessed with QLQ-C30 and QLQ-LC13 scales. General physical functioning was measured with the ECOG Performance Status scale. The clinical and sociodemographic data were retrieved from medical records. The influence of clinical and sociodemographic factors on QoL was examined. NSCLC reduced the global QoL (47.1 ± 23.4) and emotional functioning (57.8 ± 28.8); cognitive functioning was affected in least (76.0 ± 21.0). The patients reported fatigue (42.2 ± 26.2), sleep problems (42.0 ± 30.8), cough (49.8 ± 24.0), and taking analgesics (50.3 ± 37.1) as the most limiting factors. The worsening of a health condition expressed by the length of malignant disease; the presence of comorbidities, metastases, the cluster of symptoms, worse spirometric indices, and living alone had a negative influence on QoL. In conclusion, patients with NSCLC experience reduced QoL and emotional functioning. Proper treatment of comorbidities and symptom management may improve QoL in these patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 17%
Researcher 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Other 5 22%
Unknown 5 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 30%
Psychology 2 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Unspecified 1 4%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 8 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 June 2017.
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