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Article: Chinese nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with radiotherapy: Association between satisfaction with information provided and quality of life

TitleChinese nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with radiotherapy: Association between satisfaction with information provided and quality of life
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Consultation satisfaction
Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General Scale (FACT-G (Ch))
Head and neck
Medical Interview Satisfaction Scale (MISS)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)
Quality of life
Radiotherapy
Issue Date2001
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/28741
Citation
Cancer, 2001, v. 92 n. 8, p. 2126-2135 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is highly prevalent in southern China. Prominent acute side effects of radiotherapy create problems in daily living and working that can generate considerable financial difficulties. A better adjustment to a diagnosis of NPC appears to be associated with an improved rate of recovery, a better quality of life (QoL), a quicker return to work, and normal functioning. Patient satisfaction with physician consultation and the way information is provided in particular may have significant bearing on QoL. The current study reports on short-term QoL after radiotherapy in NPC patients as a function of satisfaction with the information provided. METHODS. Newly referred Hong Kong Chinese NPC patients (n = 211) completed interview measures at baseline before the initiation of radiotherapy, at 4 months after baseline (immediate posttreatment consultation) (FU 1), and again at 8 months (short-term postradiation period) after baseline (FU 2). Satisfaction with the information provided was measured by five items selected from the cognitive subscale of the Medical Interview Satisfaction Scale (MISS). QoL was measured by the Chinese version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General Scale (FACT-G (Ch)). RESULTS. After adjustment for overall patient satisfaction (the PSQ-9), optimism, worry about family, anger, eating ability, subjective health, family income, and occupation at FU 1, treatment between baseline and FU 1, and disease recurrence after baseline, the 5-item MISS at FU 1 (β = 0.21, P < 0.01) was found to significantly predict patient QoL at FU 2. Adjustment for baseline QoL and disease stage did not appear to alter this relation (β = 0.20, P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS. To the authors' knowledge, there is very little research concerning NPC. The results of the current study reinforced the need to improve physicians' information provision during consultations with Chinese NPC patients shortly after the end of treatment. © 2001 American Cancer Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151562
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dc.contributor.authorYu, CLMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSham, JSTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:24:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:24:41Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCancer, 2001, v. 92 n. 8, p. 2126-2135en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0008-543Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151562-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is highly prevalent in southern China. Prominent acute side effects of radiotherapy create problems in daily living and working that can generate considerable financial difficulties. A better adjustment to a diagnosis of NPC appears to be associated with an improved rate of recovery, a better quality of life (QoL), a quicker return to work, and normal functioning. Patient satisfaction with physician consultation and the way information is provided in particular may have significant bearing on QoL. The current study reports on short-term QoL after radiotherapy in NPC patients as a function of satisfaction with the information provided. METHODS. Newly referred Hong Kong Chinese NPC patients (n = 211) completed interview measures at baseline before the initiation of radiotherapy, at 4 months after baseline (immediate posttreatment consultation) (FU 1), and again at 8 months (short-term postradiation period) after baseline (FU 2). Satisfaction with the information provided was measured by five items selected from the cognitive subscale of the Medical Interview Satisfaction Scale (MISS). QoL was measured by the Chinese version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General Scale (FACT-G (Ch)). RESULTS. After adjustment for overall patient satisfaction (the PSQ-9), optimism, worry about family, anger, eating ability, subjective health, family income, and occupation at FU 1, treatment between baseline and FU 1, and disease recurrence after baseline, the 5-item MISS at FU 1 (β = 0.21, P < 0.01) was found to significantly predict patient QoL at FU 2. Adjustment for baseline QoL and disease stage did not appear to alter this relation (β = 0.20, P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS. To the authors' knowledge, there is very little research concerning NPC. The results of the current study reinforced the need to improve physicians' information provision during consultations with Chinese NPC patients shortly after the end of treatment. © 2001 American Cancer Society.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/28741en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCanceren_HK
dc.rightsCancer. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.-
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectConsultation satisfactionen_HK
dc.subjectFunctional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General Scale (FACT-G (Ch))en_HK
dc.subjectHead and necken_HK
dc.subjectMedical Interview Satisfaction Scale (MISS)en_HK
dc.subjectNasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)en_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.subjectRadiotherapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnalysis Of Varianceen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshNasopharyngeal Neoplasms - Epidemiology - Psychology - Radiotherapyen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.meshPhysician-Patient Relationsen_US
dc.subject.meshQuality Of Lifeen_US
dc.titleChinese nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with radiotherapy: Association between satisfaction with information provided and quality of lifeen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R: fielding@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.authorityChan, CLW=rp00579en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/cncr.1554en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid11596029-
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dc.identifier.volume92en_HK
dc.identifier.issue8en_HK
dc.identifier.spage2126en_HK
dc.identifier.epage2135en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000171618100017-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYu, CLM=7404977103en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSham, JST=7101655565en_HK

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