Quality of Life of Patients after Colorectal Cancer Surgery as Assessed Using EQ-5D-5L Scores

Hitoshi Kameyama, Yoshifumi Shimada, Ryoma Yagi, Saki Yamada, Shinnosuke Hotta, Yosuke Tajima, Mae Nakano, Takuma Okamura, Masato Nakano, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takaaki Hanyu, Masayuki Nagahashi, Jun Sakata, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshifumi Wakai

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This study aimed to evaluate the health-related quality of life(QOL)using EQ-5D-5L scores for patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer. A total of 30 consecutive patients(14 men and 16 women; median age: 67.5 years)from the outpatient clinic of our institute in January 2017 were eligible for this study. The primary tumor was located in the colon(n= 18)or rectum/anu(s n=12). Twelve patient(s 40.0%)had cancer recurrence, and 3 patient(s 10.0%)had a stoma. In addition, 11 patients(36.7%)underwent chemotherapy. The median EQ-5D-5L score for all the patients was 0.867(range, 0.324- 1.000). The EQ-5D-5L score of patients with recurrence was significantly lower(0.820)than that of patients without recurrence( 0.948)(p=0.002). Furthermore, the EQ-5D-5L score of women(0.834)was significantly lower than that of men (0.942)(p=0.015). No significant difference was noted between the EQ-5D-5L score and other factors, such as age, cancer stage, location of primary tumor, absence/presence of chemotherapy, and absence/presence of stoma. In conclusion, using EQ-5D-5L scores, female gender and cancer recurrence were found to be associated with low QOL of patients after surgery for colorectal cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1085
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2017

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  • General Medicine


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