Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2363–2373 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1582-9 Income and health-related quality of life among prostate cancer patients over a one-year period after radical prostatectomy: a linear mixed model analysis 1 1 1 2 • • • • Jens Klein Daniel Lu ¨ decke Kerstin Hofreuter-Ga ¨ tgens Margit Fisch 3 1 Markus Graefen Olaf von dem Knesebeck Accepted: 19 April 2017 / Published online: 25 April 2017 Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017 Abstract Results The ﬁxed effects showed highly signiﬁcant Purpose To examine income-related disparities in health- income-related inequalities regarding the majority of related quality of life (HRQOL) over a one-year period HRQOL scales. Less afﬂuent PCa patients reported lower after surgery (radical prostatectomy) and its contributory HRQOL in terms of global quality of life, all functional factors in a longitudinal perspective. Evidence of associa- scales and urinary symptoms. After introducing relevant tions between income and HRQOL among patients with covariates, some associations became insigniﬁcant (physi- prostate cancer (PCa) is sparse and their explanations still cal, cognitive and sexual function), while others only remain unclear. showed reduced estimates (global quality of life, urinary Methods 246 males of two German hospitals ﬁlled out a symptoms, role, emotional and social function).
Quality of Life Research – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 25, 2017
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