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Article: Quality of life and dyadic adjustment in oral cancer patients and their female partners

TitleQuality of life and dyadic adjustment in oral cancer patients and their female partners
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ECC
Citation
European Journal Of Cancer Care, 2008, v. 17 n. 2, p. 127-135 How to Cite?
AbstractThe diagnosis of cancer affects not only the lives of patients, but also the lives of their family members. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of oral cancer on quality of life (QoL), psychological distress and marital satisfaction in a sample of patients and their wives. Thirty-one men treated for oral cancer (mean time since diagnosis 3.7 years) and their female partners (n = 31) were assessed by questionnaires with regard to QoL (WHOQOL-BREF), anxiety and depression (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, HADS), quality of relationship (Dyadic Adjustment Scale, DAS) and physical complaints (EORTC QOL-H&N35). Quality of life was remarkably high in patients and their partners. In patients, lower QoL was associated with more physical complaints and higher levels of psychological distress (HADS), whereas in wives, QoL was found to be related to marital quality (DAS) and levels of distress. In couples with highly discrepant ratings of marital satisfaction, wives reported more psychological distress. The findings indicate that overall QoL is considerably high in patients treated for oral cancer and their partners living in stable relationships. Quality of life correlates stronger with the quality of relationship in spouses than in patients. Generally, marital satisfaction appears to be an important moderating factor regarding QoL and psychological distress. © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/67229
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.794
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.819
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dc.contributor.authorJenewein, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZwahlen, RAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZwahlen, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorDrabe, Nen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMoergeli, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBüchi, Sen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:53:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:53:04Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal Of Cancer Care, 2008, v. 17 n. 2, p. 127-135en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0961-5423en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/67229-
dc.description.abstractThe diagnosis of cancer affects not only the lives of patients, but also the lives of their family members. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of oral cancer on quality of life (QoL), psychological distress and marital satisfaction in a sample of patients and their wives. Thirty-one men treated for oral cancer (mean time since diagnosis 3.7 years) and their female partners (n = 31) were assessed by questionnaires with regard to QoL (WHOQOL-BREF), anxiety and depression (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, HADS), quality of relationship (Dyadic Adjustment Scale, DAS) and physical complaints (EORTC QOL-H&N35). Quality of life was remarkably high in patients and their partners. In patients, lower QoL was associated with more physical complaints and higher levels of psychological distress (HADS), whereas in wives, QoL was found to be related to marital quality (DAS) and levels of distress. In couples with highly discrepant ratings of marital satisfaction, wives reported more psychological distress. The findings indicate that overall QoL is considerably high in patients treated for oral cancer and their partners living in stable relationships. Quality of life correlates stronger with the quality of relationship in spouses than in patients. Generally, marital satisfaction appears to be an important moderating factor regarding QoL and psychological distress. © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ECCen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Cancer Careen_HK
dc.rightsEuropean Journal of Cancer Care. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshCoitus - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshMouth Neoplasms - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scalesen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSexual Partners - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSpouses - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen_HK
dc.titleQuality of life and dyadic adjustment in oral cancer patients and their female partnersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailZwahlen, RA:zwahlen@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2354.2007.00817.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid18302649-
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dc.identifier.spage127en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridBüchi, S=7003381120en_HK
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