Health-related quality of life in patients with lung cancer

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American Journal of BioMedicine
Volume 11, Issue 4, 2023, Pages 165-171      10.18081/2333-5106/2023.11/165

Libo Han 1 , Ri Li 1 , Xia Wang *

Received 23 May 2023; revised 04 August 2023; accepted 06 September 2023; published 21 October 2023


Lung cancer has been the most common type of cancer worldwide for several decades. 55 patients treated for lung cancer with a mean age of 60.9±4.2 evaluated through Health-related QoL (HRQoL) were assessed individually using the valid and reliable questionnaires Cancer Quality of Life EORTC (QLQ) - C30 and QLQ - H&N35.  The functioning scale in the QLQ-C30 questionnaire with the lowest average score was global health status. The mean QLQ-C30 summary score (77.17 ± 11.4). The symptoms with the highest scores were dyspnea, weight loss, and muscle atrophy. Linear regression analysis demonstrated that Global health status score was associated with education level [β-coefficient = 15.21 (95% CI: 10.2-21.9, P=0.01], alcohol consumption [β-coefficient=11.02 (95% CI: 5.3-16.3), P=0.01]. In conclusion. This study demonstrated several predictors of worse perception of HRQoL through study. Moreover, these predictors should be the focus of preventive measurements, early detection of lung cancer, and target therapy.

Keywords: Lung cancer; QLQ-C30; QLQ - H&N35

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