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Greimel, ER; Padilla, GV; Grant, MM.
Gender differences in outcomes among patients with cancer.
PSYCHO, ONCOL. 1998; 7(3): 197-206.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Greimel Elfriede Renate
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Abstract:
This study examined gender differences in 162 female and 65 male patients with cancer referred to home care. Data were collected before hospital discharge using the Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire, the Karnofsky Performance Status, and the Quality of Life-Cancer Scale. Controlling for age and stage of disease, the results showed that men reported significantly more cancer-related impairments, more limitations in activity of daily living, and poorer social resources than women. No gender differences were found in quality of life, perceived emotional health, perceived physical health, performance status, and comorbidity. Significant predictors of self-care activities were: for women perceived physical health, Karnofsky Performance Status, and stage of disease (58% variance explained); for men Karnofsky Performance Status and medication taken (67% variance explained). Gender differences should be considered in discharge planning to provide appropriate home care services for male and female patients with cancer.
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