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The impact of cancer and quality of life for long-term survivors.
Psychooncology 2008; 17(9):891-900P

Abstract

This study reports on health status and quality of life (QOL) outcomes in long-term cancer survivors, and potential correlates including cancer type, age at diagnosis, health status, and key sociodemographic variables.

METHOD

One hundred and ninety-three cancer survivors 5-10 years post-diagnosis completed a mailed survey assessing physical and mental health status, QOL, post-traumatic growth, and impact of cancer (IOC).

RESULTS

Respondents were comparable to population norms on physical and mental health status. After controlling for sociodemographic and medical status variables, older respondents reported better overall QOL (p=0.004) and mental health (p<0.001), but worse physical health (p=0.04). Survivors reporting low income (p=0.02) and comorbidities (p=0.003) indicated worse physical functioning. A higher negative IOC score was associated with worse physical functioning (p<0.0001), worse mental health (p<0.0001), and lower overall QOL (p<0.0001). A higher positive IOC score was associated with better mental health (p=0.0004) and better overall QOL (p=0.005).

CONCLUSION

Perceptions of how cancer has affected survivors' lives in both positive and negative ways may influence, or be influenced by, their functional abilities and QOL.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Southern California School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411, USA. zebrack@usc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18050153

Citation

Zebrack, Brad J., et al. "The Impact of Cancer and Quality of Life for Long-term Survivors." Psycho-oncology, vol. 17, no. 9, 2008, pp. 891-900.
Zebrack BJ, Yi J, Petersen L, et al. The impact of cancer and quality of life for long-term survivors. Psychooncology. 2008;17(9):891-900.
Zebrack, B. J., Yi, J., Petersen, L., & Ganz, P. A. (2008). The impact of cancer and quality of life for long-term survivors. Psycho-oncology, 17(9), pp. 891-900.
Zebrack BJ, et al. The Impact of Cancer and Quality of Life for Long-term Survivors. Psychooncology. 2008;17(9):891-900. PubMed PMID: 18050153.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The impact of cancer and quality of life for long-term survivors. AU - Zebrack,Brad J, AU - Yi,Jaehee, AU - Petersen,Laura, AU - Ganz,Patricia A, PY - 2007/12/1/pubmed PY - 2008/12/25/medline PY - 2007/12/1/entrez SP - 891 EP - 900 JF - Psycho-oncology JO - Psychooncology VL - 17 IS - 9 N2 - UNLABELLED: This study reports on health status and quality of life (QOL) outcomes in long-term cancer survivors, and potential correlates including cancer type, age at diagnosis, health status, and key sociodemographic variables. METHOD: One hundred and ninety-three cancer survivors 5-10 years post-diagnosis completed a mailed survey assessing physical and mental health status, QOL, post-traumatic growth, and impact of cancer (IOC). RESULTS: Respondents were comparable to population norms on physical and mental health status. After controlling for sociodemographic and medical status variables, older respondents reported better overall QOL (p=0.004) and mental health (p<0.001), but worse physical health (p=0.04). Survivors reporting low income (p=0.02) and comorbidities (p=0.003) indicated worse physical functioning. A higher negative IOC score was associated with worse physical functioning (p<0.0001), worse mental health (p<0.0001), and lower overall QOL (p<0.0001). A higher positive IOC score was associated with better mental health (p=0.0004) and better overall QOL (p=0.005). CONCLUSION: Perceptions of how cancer has affected survivors' lives in both positive and negative ways may influence, or be influenced by, their functional abilities and QOL. SN - 1099-1611 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18050153/The_impact_of_cancer_and_quality_of_life_for_long_term_survivors_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.1300 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -