Volume 22, Issue 1 (4-2012)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2012, 22(1): 44-53 | Back to browse issues page

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Introduction: Colorectal cancer is one of the most common invasive cancers, and is ‎responsible for physical and psychosocial morbidity. Therefore, Quality of Life (QOL) is an ‎important outcome for these patients. Although extensive research has examined QOL in ‎patients with colorectal cancer, less research has examined factors that predict QOL. ‎

 Objective: The aim of the present study was to determine the predictive factors of QOL in ‎patients with colorectal cancer.‎

 Methods: In this cross-sectional study,‎‏ ‏we assessed ‎‏110‏‎ patients with colorectal cancer who ‎referred to Razi hospital. Data were collected by interview with patients and review of ‎medical records. Health related QOL was evaluated by SF‏-36‏‎. The Data were analyzed with ‎descriptive and deductive statistic methods (Generalized Linear Models) at α‏ ‏‎<‎‏ 0.05‏‎ using ‎SPSSv.‎‏16‏‎ software.‎

 Results: Out of ‎‏110‏‎ patients with colorectal cancer, ‎‏58‏‎.‎‏2‏‎ % of them were men. Mean age of ‎patients was ‎‏58.33‏‎ ± ‎‏12.39‏‎ years.‎‏ ‏Mean of Karnofsky performance status was ‎‏87.64‏‎ ± ‎‏9.27‏‎ ‎and mean of comorbidity was ‎‏1.31±1.89‏‎. Mean of health related QOL was ‎‏70.92‏‎ ‎‏±15.56‏‎. In ‎regression analysis gender, job status, living condition, insurance, hospitalization number, ‎performance status and comorbidity were predictors of health related QOL in patients with ‎colorectal cancer.

‎ Conclusion: Predictors of health related QOL was socio-demographic factors included ‎gender, job status, living condition, insurance and health/disease factors included ‎hospitalization number,‎‏ ‏comorbidity and performance status in patients with colorectal cancer. ‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/3 | Accepted: 2014/08/3 | Published: 2014/08/3