Journal article

Health-related quality of life and utility in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a prospective cross-sectional patient survey in a real-world setting.

Christos Chouaid, Jason Agulnik, Erdem Goker, Gerarda JM Herder, Jason F Lester, Johann Vansteenkiste, Henrik W Finnern, Juliane Lungershausen, Jennifer Eriksson, Kun Kim, Paul LR Mitchell

Journal of Thoracic Oncology | Published : 2013


BACKGROUND: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has a significant impact on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This study aimed to measure health state utility values representing the individual's preferences for specific health-related outcomes in advanced NSCLC patients and to assess predictive parameters. METHODS: We conducted a prospective quality-of-life survey on advanced NSCLC patients in 25 hospitals in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Turkey. HRQOL was assessed using the EuroQol (EQ-5D) questionnaire and EQ-5D utility and EQ-visual analog (EQ-VAS) scores were estimated. RESULTS: Three hundred nineteen patients were recruited of which 263 had evaluable data. Mean utility ..

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