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Article: Change in quality of life in Chinese women with breast cancer: Changes in psychological distress as a predictor

TitleChange in quality of life in Chinese women with breast cancer: Changes in psychological distress as a predictor
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Issue Date2007
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00520/index.htm
Citation
Supportive Care In Cancer, 2007, v. 15 n. 11, p. 1223-1230 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction: The effect of fluctuating psychological distress on quality of life (QoL) scores is not well delineated. We examined how changes in psychological distress affected change in QoL over time in 259 Chinese women recovering from breast cancer (BC). Patients and methods: Women were interviewed during their first postoperative outpatient visit for chemotherapy (Baseline), at 3 months (FU1), and at 6 months after Baseline (FU2). Respondents completed the Chinese version of the FACT-G version-3 scale [FACT-G (Ch)]. Psychological distress was assessed using three categorical measures of depression, mood, and boredom. Linear mixed effects (LME) models examined whether changes in psychological distress predicted subsequent changes in QoL. Results: Respondents' mood improved significantly over time from baseline to FU2 (Baseline/FU2: standardized β=-0.266, p<0.005; FU1/FU2: standardized β=-0.243, p<0.005). Changes in depression scores consistently predicted subsequent changes in overall (standardized β=4.96; 95% CI, 3.749, 6.171, p<0.001), physical (standardized β=1.752; 95% CI, 1.209, 2.294, p<0.001), and functional (standardized β=0.872; 95% CI, 0.308, 1.436, p<0.001) QoL scores. Conclusions: The magnitude of change in psychological distress significantly impacted physical and functional, but not social QoL in Chinese BC patients. These data highlight the need to address psychological and physical distress as part of the drive to improve physical and functional QoL for women with BC. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86453
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.535
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.267
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:17:13Z-
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSupportive Care In Cancer, 2007, v. 15 n. 11, p. 1223-1230en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0941-4355en_HK
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dc.description.abstractIntroduction: The effect of fluctuating psychological distress on quality of life (QoL) scores is not well delineated. We examined how changes in psychological distress affected change in QoL over time in 259 Chinese women recovering from breast cancer (BC). Patients and methods: Women were interviewed during their first postoperative outpatient visit for chemotherapy (Baseline), at 3 months (FU1), and at 6 months after Baseline (FU2). Respondents completed the Chinese version of the FACT-G version-3 scale [FACT-G (Ch)]. Psychological distress was assessed using three categorical measures of depression, mood, and boredom. Linear mixed effects (LME) models examined whether changes in psychological distress predicted subsequent changes in QoL. Results: Respondents' mood improved significantly over time from baseline to FU2 (Baseline/FU2: standardized β=-0.266, p<0.005; FU1/FU2: standardized β=-0.243, p<0.005). Changes in depression scores consistently predicted subsequent changes in overall (standardized β=4.96; 95% CI, 3.749, 6.171, p<0.001), physical (standardized β=1.752; 95% CI, 1.209, 2.294, p<0.001), and functional (standardized β=0.872; 95% CI, 0.308, 1.436, p<0.001) QoL scores. Conclusions: The magnitude of change in psychological distress significantly impacted physical and functional, but not social QoL in Chinese BC patients. These data highlight the need to address psychological and physical distress as part of the drive to improve physical and functional QoL for women with BC. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00520/index.htmen_HK
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshChina - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topicen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen_HK
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen_HK
dc.titleChange in quality of life in Chinese women with breast cancer: Changes in psychological distress as a predictoren_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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