Baseline quality of life is associated with survival among people with advanced lung cancer

Mario J. Trejo, Melanie L. Bell, Haryana M. Dhillon, Janette L. Vardy

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Abstract

Introduction: Lung cancer patients presenting with advanced cancer face low survival rates and a high symptom burden. There have been mixed findings for the association between survival and various patient reported outcomes (PROs). Methods: We used prospective data from 111 lung cancer patients with advanced stage III/IV disease to investigate the association of survival with PROs (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core-30 and Lung Module). Cox proportional hazard models were used to examine the individual association between several PRO measures and survival. Results: Pain in chest and global quality of life (QoL) were found to have the strongest association with survival with a 20% increased hazard of death per 10% increase in pain in chest and 14% decrease in hazard of death per 10% increase in global QoL. Conclusion: Our results provide more evidence for the value of PRO data to inform clinical and patient decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • oncology
  • quality of life
  • survival
  • symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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