Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12105/16066
Five-year follow-up mortality prognostic index for colorectal patients
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2023 Mar 9;38(1):64.
Purpose: To identify 5-year survival prognostic variables in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and to propose a survival prognostic score that also takes into account changes over time in the patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) status. Methods: Prospective observational cohort study of CRC patients. We collected data from their diagnosis, intervention, and at 1, 2, 3, and 5 years following the index intervention, also collecting HRQoL data using the EuroQol-5D-5L (EQ-5D-5L), European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer's Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (EORTC-QLQ-C30), and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) questionnaires. Multivariate Cox proportional models were used. Results: We found predictors of mortality over the 5-year follow-up to be being older; being male; having a higher TNM stage; having a higher lymph node ratio; having a result of CRC surgery classified as R1 or R2; invasion of neighboring organs; having a higher score on the Charlson comorbidity index; having an ASA IV; and having worse scores, worse quality of life, on the EORTC and EQ-5D questionnaires, as compared to those with higher scores in each of those questionnaires respectively. Conclusions: These results allow preventive and controlling measures to be established on long-term follow-up of these patients, based on a few easily measurable variables. Implications for cancer survivors: Patients with colorectal cancer should be monitored more closely depending on the severity of their disease and comorbidities as well as the perceived health-related quality of life, and preventive measures should be established to prevent adverse outcomes and therefore to ensure that better treatment is received. Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02488161.
Cohort studies | Colorectal cancer | Health-related quality of life | Patient-reported outcome measures | Survival models
Quality of Life | Colorectal Neoplasms | Humans | Male | Female | Prognosis | Prospective Studies | Follow-Up Studies | Surveys and Questionnaires
Correction to: Five-year follow-up mortality prognostic index for colorectal patients. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2023 Jun 24;38(1):177. doi: 10.1007/s00384-023-04472-z. PMID: 37354325.