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Analysis of Quality of Life in Cancer Patients by Structural Equation Model

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Many people have been dead of cancer. The life quality of patients with cancer has aroused great concern from the public and specialists. In this paper, an index system of life quality is proposed to evaluate the quality of life, which includes 6 first-level indexes and 34 second-level indexes. Then, a structural equation model (SEM) based on these in-dexes and relationships among them is constructed for the analysis of quality of life in cancer patients. Furthermore, we offer a definite linear algorithm for the calculation of SEM. This method is more objective and scientific compared with traditional methods, such as descriptive analysis, some simple test methods and so on.

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H. Tong, S. Lu, Y. Ye and Y. Pan, "Analysis of Quality of Life in Cancer Patients by Structural Equation Model," Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2010, pp. 71-75. doi: 10.4236/jct.2010.12012.

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