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Title: Health-related quality of life in significant others of patients dying from lung cancer
Authors: Persson, Carina
Ostlund, Ulrika
Wennman-Larsen, Agneta
Wengstrom, Yvonne
Gustavsson, Petter
Contact Email: yvonne.wengstrom@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: bereavement
family caregivers
health-related quality of life
lung cancer
palliative
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Sage Publications
Citation: Persson C, Ostlund U, Wennman-Larsen A, Wengstrom Y & Gustavsson P (2008) Health-related quality of life in significant others of patients dying from lung cancer, Palliative Medicine, 22 (3), pp. 239-247.
Abstract: This study compares health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in significant others of patients dying from lung cancer, with a general population sample. Further, it explores the course of HRQOL from diagnosis (T1), at a time point close to the patient’s death (T2), and six months after the patient’s death (T3). The group comparisons at T1 showed that the significant others scored significantly lower on the scales in the mental domain compared with a general population sample. These results were the same at T3, when the significant others also scored lower on most of the scales in the physical and social domains. In the longitudinal analyses, there were significant changes in four scales, and three patterns of change were identified: a decrease–increase pattern for ‘self-rated health’ and ‘positive affect’; a constant decrease pattern for ‘family functioning’; and a decrease–stable pattern for ‘satisfaction with family functioning’. Thus, living with inoperable lung cancer in the family and then facing the death of a family member affects most of the HRQOL dimensions.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1058
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216307085339
Rights: Published in Palliative Medicine by Sage Publications.; The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author; you can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institutet
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