Journal article

Patient-reported outcomes in cancer survivors: a population-wide cross-sectional study

Michael Jefford, Andrew C Ward, Karolina Lisy, Karen Lacey, Jon D Emery, Adam W Glaser, Hannah Cross, Mei Krishnasamy, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Jim Bishop

SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER | SPRINGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

PURPOSE: There is a lack of robust population-based data regarding the lived experience of cancer survivors. This study assessed the quality of life (QoL) of survivors of breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or melanoma 1, 3 and 5 years post-diagnosis. Associations between various demographic and disease-related factors and QoL were assessed. METHODS: A cross-sectional postal survey was undertaken. Eligible participants were identified from a population-based cancer registry. Patient-reported outcomes including QoL, symptom issues and information needs were collected using validated questionnaires. RESULTS: Difficulties with all QoL domains were more prevalent amongst..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.