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Moller, A. and Sartipy, U. (2012) Predictors of postoperative quality of life after surgery for lung cancer. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 7, 406-411. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182398e82

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  • TITLE: Supportive care needs and health-related quality of life among Chinese lung cancer survivors

    AUTHORS: Dorothy Ngo-Sheung Chan, Kai-Chow Choi, Carmen Wing-Han Chan, Rayman Wai-Man Wan, Suzanne So-Shan Mak, Eliza Mi-Ling Wong, Sek-Ying Chair, Winnie Kwok-Wei So

    KEYWORDS: Supportive Care Needs; Health-Related Quality of Life; Lung Cancer Survivor

    JOURNAL NAME: Advances in Lung Cancer, Vol.1 No.2, September 26, 2012

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the supportive care needs and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of lung cancer survivors, and to identify the association between patient characteristics, HRQoL and supportive care needs. Method: This was a sub-study of a larger scale survey of cancer survivors’ supportive care needs. A total of 48 lung cancer survivors were recruited from a regional teaching hospital, and a three-part structured questionnaire was used to collect 1) socio-demographic and clinical characteristics, 2) supportive care needs and 3) health-related quality of life data. Results: The three most commonly reported unmet needs were all in the health-system information domain: 1) being informed about your results as soon as possible (58%), 2) being informed about cancer which is under control or diminishing (50%), and 3) being informed about things you can do to help yourself get well (46%). The second most common unmet need domain was access to healthcare and ancillary support services. The survivors generally reported satisfactory HRQoL. However, household income and unmet physical and psychological needs were independently associated with HRQoL among these survivors. Conclusion: The high unmet needs in the health-system information area call for a review of the content and amount of information provided to lung cancer survivors. In addition, more attention should be given to lung cancer survivors with low incomes but high physical and psychological unmet needs, who require appropriate follow-up and long-term care of a physical, social and psychological kind.