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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The health and well-being of people with a previous diagnosis of cancer: A record-linkage study in Scotland
Authors: Evans, Josie
Atherton, Iain
Dibben, Christopher J L
Hubbard, Gill
Contact Email: josie.evans@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Cancer survivors
record-linkage
routine datasets
health
well-being
Issue Date: 14-Oct-2011
Publisher: Academic Journals
Citation: Evans J, Atherton I, Dibben CJL & Hubbard G (2011) The health and well-being of people with a previous diagnosis of cancer: A record-linkage study in Scotland, Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, 3 (10), pp. 429-432.
Abstract: Routinely collected health care data (the Scottish Cancer Registry) were record-linked to representative survey data on health and health behaviours (the Government-funded Scottish Health Survey) to compare the health and well-being of cancer survivors in Scotland with people who had never had cancer; a methodological approach which has been under-utilised. After adjusting for age, sex and occupational classification, people with a previous diagnosis of cancer (even greater than 6 years previously) (n = 507) were more likely to have poorer self-assessed health, reduced activity and psychological morbidity than people who had never had cancer (n = 25,631).
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/9036
URL: http://www.academicjournals.org/jphe/PDF/pdf2011/14%20October/Evans%20%20et%20al.pdf
Rights: Publisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.
Affiliation: HS Research - Stirling
HS Research - Highland
University of St Andrews
Cancer Care Research Centre

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