Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10176
Title: Quality-of-Life Concerns of Chinese Patients With Advanced Cancer
Authors: Lau, LKP
Mok, E 
Lai, T
Chung, B 
Keywords: Advanced cancer
Chinese
Meaning of life
Palliative care
Quality of life
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Source: Social work in health care, 2013, v. 52, no. 1, p. 59-77 How to cite?
Journal: Social Work in Health Care 
Abstract: This study aimed to examine the quality of life (QOL) of patients with advanced cancer in Hong Kong. Ninety participants were recruited from the oncology ward of the study hospital. They responded to a 28-item, 8-subscale multidimensional questionnaire and a single-item scale that measured QOL in a face-to-face interview. Participation in health care decisions, food-related concerns, and existential distress were some QOL concerns that require health care professionals' attention. Walking ability predicted the level of QOL in certain QOL domains that surfaces patients' need for rehabilitation. That the QOL domain value of life was the most important domain that predicted overall QOL calls for meaning-of-life interventions for palliative care.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10176
ISSN: 0098-1389
DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2012.728560
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