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Titolo:
Chinese nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with radiotherapy - Association between satisfaction with information provided and quality of life
Autore:
Yu, CLM; Fielding, R; Chan, CLW; Sham, JST;
Indirizzi:
Univ Hong Kong, Dept Community Med, Unit Behav Sci, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong, Dept Social Work & Social Adm, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong, Dept Clin Oncol, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China
Titolo Testata:
CANCER
fascicolo: 8, volume: 92, anno: 2001,
pagine: 2126 - 2135
SICI:
0008-543X(20011015)92:8<2126:CNCPTW>2.0.ZU;2-B
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OF-LIFE; SOCIAL SUPPORT; NECK-CANCER; BREAST-CANCER; HEAD; ADJUSTMENT; OPTIMISM; CARE; QUESTIONNAIRE; VALIDATION;
Keywords:
consultation satisfaction; quality of life; head and neck; nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC); radiotherapy; Chinese; Functional Assessment of Cancer; Therapy-General Scale (FACT-G (Ch)); Medical Interview Satisfaction Scale (MISS);
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
35
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Fielding, R Univ Hong Kong, Dept Community Med, Unit Behav Sci, Patrick Manson Bldg,South Wing,7 Sasson Rd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Patrick Manson Bldg,South Wing,7 Sasson Rd Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China
Citazione:
C.L.M. Yu et al., "Chinese nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with radiotherapy - Association between satisfaction with information provided and quality of life", CANCER, 92(8), 2001, pp. 2126-2135

Abstract

Background. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is highly prevalent in southernChina. Prominent acute side effects of radiotherapy create problems in daily living and working that can generate considerable financial difficulties. A better adjustment to a diagnosis of NPC appears to be associated with an improved rate of recovery, a better quality of life (QoL), a quicker return to work, and normal functioning. Patient satisfaction with physician consultation and the way information is provided in particular may have significant bearing on QoL. The current study reports on short-term QoL after radiotherapy in NPC patients as a function of satisfaction with the information provided. Methods. Newly referred Hong Kong Chinese NPC patients (n=211) completed interview measures at baseline before the initiation of radiotherapy, at 4 months after baseline (immediate posttreatment consultation) (FU 1), and again at 8 months (short-term postradiation period) after baseline (FU 2). Satisfaction with the information provided was measured by five items selectedfrom the cognitive subscale of the Medical Inter-view Satisfaction Scale (MISS). QoL was measured by the Chinese version of the Functional Assessmentof Cancer Therapy-General Scale (FACT-G (Ch)). Results. After adjustment for overall patient satisfaction (the PSQ-9), optimism, worry about family, anger, eating ability, subjective health, family income, and occupation at FU 1, treatment between baseline and FU 1, and disease recurrence after baseline, the 5-item MISS at FU 1 (beta =0.21, P<0.01) was found to significantly predict patient QoL at FU 2. Adjustment forbaseline QoL and disease stage did not appear to alter this relation (<beta>=0.20, P<0.01). Conclusions. To the authors' knowledge, there is very little research concerning NPC. The results of the current study reinforced the need to improvephysicians' information provision during consultations with Chinese NPC patients shortly after the end of treatment. Cancer 2001;92:2126-35. (C) 2001American Cancer Society.

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