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Quality of Life of Family Members Living with Cancer Patients

Authors
 Hyo Jung Lee ; Eun-Cheol Park ; Sang Gyu Lee ; Seung Ju, Kim 
Citation
 Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol.16(16) : 6913~6917, 2015 
Journal Title
 Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 
ISSN
 1513-7368 
Issue Date
2015
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Due to the rapid progress of industrialization, the expansion of the nuclear family, and an increase in women's social activities, the burden of care of cancer patients has increased, so that all family members are now involved in care. We compared the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between members of families of cancer patients (hereafter, cancer families) and members of cancer-free families (non-cancer families). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data were from the Community Health Survey (2012). The study population included respondents at least 30 years of age. Data were adjusted for the following covariates: sex, age, education, marital status, household income, economic activity, household type, chronic disease, and perceived health status. Frequency analysis, analyses of variance, and multiple linear regression analysis were performed. RESULTS: Among 163,495 respondents, 3,406 (2.1%) were part of a cancer family and 160,089 (97.9%) were part of a non-cancer family. Cancer families had lower EQ-5D scores than non-cancer families. However, by subgroup, the scores had significant association between cancer and non-cancer families only for females and for those who worked. CONCLUSIONS: There was a significant relationship between HRQOL scores and being a family member of a cancer patient. This indicates that the responsibility for care has been extended to the entire family, not only the primary caregiver.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/141785
DOI
10.7314/APJCP.2015.16.16.6913
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1. 연구논문 > 4. Graduate School of Public Health > Graduate School of Public Health
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Preventive Medicine
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