HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AND ITS SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC PREDICTORS IN CANCER PATIENTS

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PANKAJ MANDALE
NILESH PATEL

Abstract

Background


Health-related quality of life is a multidomain evaluation that analyses how the therapy and illness progression is impacting the patient's well-being and general functioning. The present work assessed the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of cancer individuals and its association with the socio-demographic parameters among advanced cancer patients.


Material and methods


A total of 500 patients were included in this study. The data were collected systematically via the use of standardized instruments. A standardized questionnaire, EORTC-QLQ-C30 (version 3.0), was used as the effective data collecting method in this research. After the data collection was completed, the data were analyzed using standard statistical software. Means and standard deviations (SD) were used as summary statistics for numerical data, and then ANOVA was used to compare the results. Because parametric tests assume that data are normally distributed, they were not applied. A P-value less than 0.05 was taken as statistically significant.


Result and observation


This study reported that 40.4% (n = 500) of cancer patients belonged to the 40–60 age group. This study also found that 30.2% of cancer patients are not involved in any income-generating activity. According to the findings of this research, more family income is connected to a higher quality of life. It has been shown that a higher socio-economic position is associated with several characteristics of better patient care, including having less anxiety about financial challenges and being away from work. A maximum of the patients reported that their quality of life impacted their economic condition. The performance status of the participants was also observed to have a statistically significant association with HRQoL (p < 0.05).


Conclusion


According to the findings, cancer patients in the present study had a significant frequency of low to very low HRQoL.

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MANDALE, P., & NILESH PATEL. (2022). HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AND ITS SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC PREDICTORS IN CANCER PATIENTS. Innovat International Journal Of Medical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7(3), 13–16. Retrieved from https://innovatpublisher.com/index.php/iijmps/article/view/182
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