Determinants of quality of life in prostate cancer patients: A single institute analysis

研究成果: Article

1 引文 (Scopus)

摘要

Objective: To determine factors that influence quality of life in prostate cancer patients. Patients and methods: Patients with pathologically verified prostate cancer and treated at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital were invited to fill out the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF questionnaires at the outpatient clinic. We explored the determinants of quality of life including age, education, income, marital status, disease stage, and treatment modality using a mixed-effects model. Results: From January 2013 to July 2014, a total of 248 patients were investigated and 404 measurements were performed. Among them, there were 110 patients, 48 patients, and 90 patients with localized, locally advanced, and metastatic disease, respectively. After adjustment for comorbidities and other confounders, patients who were married showed a significantly higher score in the domains of physical health, social relationships including sexual satisfaction, and opportunities to obtain information and leisure activities. A higher income was associated with a higher score in physical, psychological, and environment domains. Patients with metastatic disease showed lower scores in the physical domain. Conclusion: Our data demonstrated that marital status is an important determinant of quality of life in prostate cancer patients besides other sociodemographic factors. Clinicians are advised to provide more social support recourses for patients who do not have a partner.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)254-258
頁數5
期刊Urological Science
26
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2015 十二月 1

指紋

Prostatic Neoplasms
Quality of Life
Marital Status
Orgasm
Leisure Activities
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Social Support
Comorbidity
Psychology
Education
Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

引用此文

@article{3a83982c91f5455c994aa068ed50d4f5,
title = "Determinants of quality of life in prostate cancer patients: A single institute analysis",
abstract = "Objective: To determine factors that influence quality of life in prostate cancer patients. Patients and methods: Patients with pathologically verified prostate cancer and treated at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital were invited to fill out the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF questionnaires at the outpatient clinic. We explored the determinants of quality of life including age, education, income, marital status, disease stage, and treatment modality using a mixed-effects model. Results: From January 2013 to July 2014, a total of 248 patients were investigated and 404 measurements were performed. Among them, there were 110 patients, 48 patients, and 90 patients with localized, locally advanced, and metastatic disease, respectively. After adjustment for comorbidities and other confounders, patients who were married showed a significantly higher score in the domains of physical health, social relationships including sexual satisfaction, and opportunities to obtain information and leisure activities. A higher income was associated with a higher score in physical, psychological, and environment domains. Patients with metastatic disease showed lower scores in the physical domain. Conclusion: Our data demonstrated that marital status is an important determinant of quality of life in prostate cancer patients besides other sociodemographic factors. Clinicians are advised to provide more social support recourses for patients who do not have a partner.",
author = "Yao-Lin Kao and Yuh-Shyan Tsai and Ou, {Fat Ya} and Syu, {Ya Jhu} and Jiann-Hui Ou and Wen-Horng Yang and Hong-Lin Cheng and Tzai, {Tzong Shin} and Jung-Der Wang",
year = "2015",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.urols.2015.06.288",
language = "English",
volume = "26",
pages = "254--258",
journal = "Urological Science",
issn = "1879-5226",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Determinants of quality of life in prostate cancer patients

T2 - A single institute analysis

AU - Kao, Yao-Lin

AU - Tsai, Yuh-Shyan

AU - Ou, Fat Ya

AU - Syu, Ya Jhu

AU - Ou, Jiann-Hui

AU - Yang, Wen-Horng

AU - Cheng, Hong-Lin

AU - Tzai, Tzong Shin

AU - Wang, Jung-Der

PY - 2015/12/1

Y1 - 2015/12/1

N2 - Objective: To determine factors that influence quality of life in prostate cancer patients. Patients and methods: Patients with pathologically verified prostate cancer and treated at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital were invited to fill out the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF questionnaires at the outpatient clinic. We explored the determinants of quality of life including age, education, income, marital status, disease stage, and treatment modality using a mixed-effects model. Results: From January 2013 to July 2014, a total of 248 patients were investigated and 404 measurements were performed. Among them, there were 110 patients, 48 patients, and 90 patients with localized, locally advanced, and metastatic disease, respectively. After adjustment for comorbidities and other confounders, patients who were married showed a significantly higher score in the domains of physical health, social relationships including sexual satisfaction, and opportunities to obtain information and leisure activities. A higher income was associated with a higher score in physical, psychological, and environment domains. Patients with metastatic disease showed lower scores in the physical domain. Conclusion: Our data demonstrated that marital status is an important determinant of quality of life in prostate cancer patients besides other sociodemographic factors. Clinicians are advised to provide more social support recourses for patients who do not have a partner.

AB - Objective: To determine factors that influence quality of life in prostate cancer patients. Patients and methods: Patients with pathologically verified prostate cancer and treated at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital were invited to fill out the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF questionnaires at the outpatient clinic. We explored the determinants of quality of life including age, education, income, marital status, disease stage, and treatment modality using a mixed-effects model. Results: From January 2013 to July 2014, a total of 248 patients were investigated and 404 measurements were performed. Among them, there were 110 patients, 48 patients, and 90 patients with localized, locally advanced, and metastatic disease, respectively. After adjustment for comorbidities and other confounders, patients who were married showed a significantly higher score in the domains of physical health, social relationships including sexual satisfaction, and opportunities to obtain information and leisure activities. A higher income was associated with a higher score in physical, psychological, and environment domains. Patients with metastatic disease showed lower scores in the physical domain. Conclusion: Our data demonstrated that marital status is an important determinant of quality of life in prostate cancer patients besides other sociodemographic factors. Clinicians are advised to provide more social support recourses for patients who do not have a partner.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84953839709&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84953839709&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.urols.2015.06.288

DO - 10.1016/j.urols.2015.06.288

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84953839709

VL - 26

SP - 254

EP - 258

JO - Urological Science

JF - Urological Science

SN - 1879-5226

IS - 4

ER -