Comparison of generic and lung cancer-specific quality of life instruments for predictive ability of survival in patients with advanced lung cancer

ESER S. , GÖKSEL T., Erbaycu A. E. , BAYDUR H., Basarik B., Yanik A. O. , ...More

SPRINGERPLUS, vol.5, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s40064-016-3492-7
  • Title of Journal : SPRINGERPLUS


Background: Our purpose is to examine the relationship of Health related quality of life measured by EORTC QLQc30, QLQ-LC13; FACT-L, LCSS, Eq5D) with survival in advanced lung cancer patients. A total of 299 Lung Cancer (LC) patients were, included in this national multicenter Project entitled of "the LC Quality of Life Project (AKAYAK). Baseline scores were analyzed by using Cox's proportional hazard regression to identify factors that influenced survival. Univariate and multivariate models were run for each of the scales included in the study.