Influence of offspring on quality of life among cancer patients and survivors: Results from the korean longitudinal study of aging (KLoSA), 2008-2011

Jae Hyun Kim, Eun Cheol Park

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Background: To examine whether offspring improve or reduce quality of life (QOL) among cancer patients and survivors. Materials and Methods: We used data from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA) from 2008 to 2011. There were 490 research subjects in our study: 245 cancer patients and survivors and 245 controls matched using propensity scores. Results: For cancer patients and survivors with no offspring, the QOL estimate was -2.831 lower (SE: 5.508, p-value: 0.623) than that of those with two offspring, while for those with five or more offspring, the QOL estimate was 7.336 higher (SE: 2.840, p-value: 0.036). For non-cancer patients and survivors with one child, the QOL estimate was -11.258 lower (SE: 2.430, p-value: 0.002) than that of those with two offspring, while for those with five or more offspring, the QOL estimate was -4.881 lower (SE: 2.484, p-value: 0.090). Conclusions: This article provides evidence for a beneficial effect of offspring upon QOL in cancer patients and survivors, indicating that offspring are important for them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10531-10537
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Volume15
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Longitudinal Studies
Survivors
Quality of Life
Neoplasms
Research Subjects
Propensity Score

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Cancer Research

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