The impact of cancer type, treatment, and distress on health-related quality of life: cross-sectional findings from a study of Australian cancer patients.
David JT Marco, Victoria M White
Support Care Cancer | Published : 2019
PURPOSE: This study examined the mediating effects of cancer type, treatment, and distress on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for early diagnosis cancer patients. Results were interpreted with respect to established thresholds for clinical meaningfulness. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used. Patients completed surveys collecting demographics, cancer type, treatment, comorbid conditions, distress (HADS), and HRQoL (FACT-G). Hierarchical multivariate regressions examined associations between cancer type, treatment, and distress on HRQoL. Established minimum differences were used to identify clinically meaningful changes in HRQoL. RESULTS: Of the 1183 patients surveyed, 21% were c..View full abstract