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Table 5 Studies on relationship between quality of life data and survival in patients with colorectal cancer

From: Quality of life data as prognostic indicators of survival in cancer patients: an overview of the literature from 1982 to 2008

Author(s) Year Sample HRQOL measure(s) Results*
Loprinzi et al. [24] 1994 1115 advanced colorectal or lung A designed questionnaire Patients' assessment of their own performance status and nutritional factors such as appetite, caloric intake, or overall food intake were prognostic of survival.
Earlam et al. [72] 1996 50 colorectal with liver metastases RSCL + HADS + SIP Diarrhea, eating, restlessness, and ability to work and sleep were predictors of survival.
Maisey et al. [73] 2002 501 locally advanced and metastatic colorectal EORTC QLQ-C30 Baseline physical, role, social, emotional functioning, global QOL and pain, nausea, dyspnea, and sleep difficulties were strong independent predictors of survival.
Lis et al. [74] 2006 177 colorectal Ferrans and Powers QLI Health and physical subscale was predictive of survival.
Efficace et al. [75] 2006 299 metastatic colorectal EORTC QLQ-C30 Social functioning was a prognostic measure of survival beyond a number of previously known biomedical parameters.
Efficace et al. [76] 2008 564 metastatic colorectal EORTC QLQ-C30 Social functioning was prognostic factor for survival.
  1. Abbreviations: EORTC QLQ-C30: European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Core Questionnaire; HADS: Hospital and Anxiety Depression Scale; QLI: Quality of Life Index; QOL: quality of life; RSCL: Rotterdam Symptom Checklist; SIP: Sickness Impact Profile.
  2. * All results obtained from multivariate analyses after controlling for one or more demographic and known biomedical prognostic factors.