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Bayley-Veloso R , Szabo YZ , Cash E , Zimmaro L , Siwik C , Kloecker G , Salmon P , van der Gryp K , Sephton SE
The association between history of traumatic events and health-related quality of life among lung cancer patients
J Psychosoc Oncol. 2020 Sept Oct;38(5) :627-634
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Purpose: Promoting health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a primary goal of lung cancer treatment. Trauma history and distress can negatively impact HRQOL.Design: A cross-sectional design examined the associations of trauma history, cancer-specific distress, and HRQOL.Sample/Method: Sixty lung cancer patients completed questionnaires on trauma history including the number and severity of traumatic events experienced. Cancer-specific distress, HRQOL, and depression were also reported.Findings: As hypothesized, trauma history and cancer-specific distress were negatively associated with HRQOL (all r's > -.27). Depression emerged as a confound in the association between cancer-specific distress and HRQOL.Conclusions: Retrospectively-reported trauma was linked with poorer HRQOL in lung cancer patients.Implications: Interventions aimed at improving lung cancer patients' HRQOL should consider the possible role of trauma history (both frequency and distress).
1540-7586 Bayley-Veloso, Rene Szabo, Yvette Z ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5436-7081 Cash, Elizabeth ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4148-6927 Zimmaro, Lauren Siwik, Chelsea Kloecker, Goetz Salmon, Paul van der Gryp, Kathleen Sephton, Sandra E ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0585-0277 Journal Article United States J Psychosoc Oncol. 2020 Sep-Oct;38(5):627-634. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2020.1780364. Epub 2020 Jun 29.