International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health

Original Research Article

Quality of life and its determinants among lung cancer survivors followed at the national institute of oncology in Rabat, Morocco

Rachid ISMAILI*1, Bouchra HADDOU RAHOU2, Hind MIMOUNI1, Imane EL HAOUACHIM3, Abderraouf HILALI1, Leila LOUKILI1, Rachid BEKKALI3 and Ahmed NEJMEDDINE1


1Hassan First University of Settat, Morocco.
2Research department, High Institute of Nursing Professions and Technical Health, Rabat, Morocco.
3Fondation Lalla Salma Prevention and Treatment of Cancers, Rabat, Morocco.

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Rachid ISMAILI

Bouchra HADDOU RAHOU

Hind MIMOUNI

Imane EL HAOUACHIM

Abderraouf HILALI

Leila LOUKILI

Rachid BEKKALI

Ahmed NEJMEDDINE


Article Number: 10.15739/irjpeh.21.003  |   Pages: 20-28  |   Vol. 8 (1), January 2021   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/irjpeh.21.003

 Received: September 23, 2020  Accepted: December 16, 2020  Published: January 9, 2021

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to study the quality of life and its determinants among lung cancer survivors followed at the National Institute of Oncology in Rabat. This cross-sectional study included seventy-seven (77) survivors diagnosed between 18 and 24 months ago were recruited at their follow-up consultation. The EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire combined with the QLQ-LC13 complementary module are used as measuring instruments.The results revealed a deterioration in the survivors’ overall quality of life, impairment of role functioning and physical functioning and sparing of social function. Physical functioning, financial hardship, loss of appetite, and monthly income were significant predictors of quality of life (p < 0.05). These data indicate that healthcare professionals need to be aware of the financial challenges that have a crucial impact on the quality of life of lung cancer survivors.

Keywords:

Quality of life, lung cancer, impact, EORTC QLQ-C30, EORTC QLQ-LC13.

How to Cite this Article

Ismaili R, Rahou BH, Mimouni H, El-Haouachim I, Hilali A,  Loukili L, Bekkali  R  Nejmeddine A (2021). Quality of life and its determinants among lung cancer survivors followed at the national institute of oncology in Rabat, Morocco. Int. Res. J. Pub. Environ. Health 8(1):20-28.

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