Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1265–1272 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3949-4 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Objective and subjective financial burden and its associations with health-related quality of life among lung cancer patients 1 1,2 3 3 Jieling Elaine Chen & Vivian Weiqun Lou & Hong Jian & Zhen Zhou & 3 4 4 4 Meiqiong Yan & Jingfen Zhu & Guohong Li & Yaping He Received: 23 February 2017 /Accepted: 25 October 2017 /Published online: 6 November 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract difficulty. Healthcare costs did not show a significant effect Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of on HRQOL. financial burden, using objective and subjective indicators, on Conclusion Healthcare costs exceeding total annual house- the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in lung cancer hold income and perceived financial difficulty are associated patients. with poorer HRQOL in lung cancer patients. Subjective indi- Method A total of 227 patients diagnosed with lung cancer cator of financial burden has a stronger effect on quality of life (from the inpatient unit of the department of internal than objective indicators. medicine-chest oncology, in Shanghai Chest Hospital, Implication Health-cost-to-income ratio and perceived finan- China) participated in the study. Financial information was cial difficulty can be
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Published: Nov 6, 2017
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