S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_의학과)
Age, sex, and comorbidities were considered in comparing reference data for health-related quality of life in the general and cancer populations.
- Yun, Young Ho; Kim, Soo Hyun; Lee, Kyoung Min; Park, Sang Min; Kim, Yoo Min
- Issue Date
- JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY Vol.60 No.11, pp. 1164-1175
- Objectives: The purpose of this study was to provide reference data for health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the general Korean
population so that the data could be compared with those of cancer patients. Reference data enable more detailed insights into treatments
for and care of cancer patients.
Study Design and Setting: We constructed a questionnaire that included the European Organization for Research and Treatment of
Cancer Quality-of-Life Questionnaire C30, LC13, STO22, and BR23, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and the McGill Quality-
of-Life questionnaire and administered a population-based, cross-sectional survey to 1,000 persons.
Results: Men reported better functioning and existential well-being, but women reported more physical symptoms, anxiety, and depression.
Most scores of functioning and well-being scales decreased and most physical symptoms, anxiety, and depression increased with increasing
age. Increasing the number of comorbidities had a negative effect on all functions and most symptom scales.
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that age, sex, and comorbidities must always be considered when comparing HRQOL data from the
general population with those from cancer patients.
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