Health-related quality of life in patients surviving non-small cell lung cancer
Grutters, Janneke P. C × Joore, Manuela A Wiegman, Erwin M Langendijk, Johannes A De Ruysscher, Dirk Hochstenbag, Monique Botterweck, Anita Lambin, Philippe Pijls-Johannesma, Madelon #
British Medical Association
Thorax vol:65 issue:10 pages:903-907
Background and aims The EuroQol 5D (EQ-5D) is a standardised instrument for measuring health-related quality of life (HRQoL). It provides a utility score for health, and a self-rating of HRQoL (EQ-VAS). In this study, the EQ-5D was used to assess HRQoL in survivors of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The influence of tumour stage, adverse events, initial treatment and presence of recurrence was examined.