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ARTÍCULO
Perception of curability among advanced cancer patients: an international collaborative study
Autores: Yennurajalingam, S. (Autor de correspondencia); Rodrigues, L. F.; Shamieh, O. M.; Tricou, C.; Filbet, M.; Naing, K.; Ramaswamy, A.; Pérez-Cruz, P. E.; Bautista, M. J. S.; Bunge, S.; Muckaden, M. A.; Sewram, V.; Fakrooden, S.; Noguera Tejedor, Antonio Luís; Rao, S. S.; Liu, D. D.; Park, M.; Williams, J. L.; Lu, Z.; Cantu, H.; Hui, D.; Reddy, S. K.; Bruera, E.
Título de la revista: ONCOLOGIST
ISSN: 1083-7159
Volumen: 23
Número: 4
Páginas: 501 - 506
Fecha de publicación: 2018
Resumen:
Background. There are limited data on illness understanding and perception of cure among advanced cancer patients around the world. The aim of the study was to determine the frequency and factors associated with inaccurate perception of curability among advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care across the globe. Materials and Methods. Secondary analysis of a study to understand the core concepts in end-of-life care among advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care from 11 countries across the world. Advanced cancer patients were surveyed using a Patient Illness Understanding survey and Control Preference Scale. Descriptive statistics and multicovariate logistic regression analysis were performed. Results. Fifty-five percent (763/1,390) of patients receiving palliative care inaccurately reported that their cancer is curable. The median age was 58, 55% were female, 59% were married or had a partner, 48% were Catholic, and 35% were college educated. Sixty-eight percent perceived that the goal of therapy was "to get rid of their cancer", and 47% perceived themselves as "seriously ill". Multicovariate logistic regression analysis shows that accurate perception of curability was associated with female gender (odds ratio [OR] 0.73, p= .027), higher education (OR 0.37, p< .0001), unemployment status (OR 0.69, p= .02), and being from France (OR 0.26, p< .0001) and South Africa (OR 0.52, p= .034);