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A Multicentre Prospective Evaluation of Health-Related Quality of Life and of Patient Related Outcomes in Pancreatic and Peripancreatic Cancer: PROMCAN study.

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kate SwainstonORCiD, Professor Linda Sharp, Professor Catherine Exley, Sanjay PandanaboyanaORCiD


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© 2024 International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Inc.Background: The temporal evolution of HRQoL and the importance of other PROs to patients, following resection for pancreatic and peripancreatic malignancy remains unexplored. Methods: Patients undergoing pancreatic resection between 2021 and 2022 were enrolled from 2 UK HPB centres. Patients completed the EORTC QLQ-C30, QLQ-PAN26 tools and rated 56 PROs preoperatively (T1), at discharge (T2), 6-weeks (T3), 3-months (T4) and 6-months (T5) postoperatively. ANOVA followed by post-hoc analysis was used to examine patterns in HRQoL through time. Multivariable ANOVA was used to identify impact of clinical factors on HRQoL. Results: 63 patients were recruited [median age, 72 (IQR 41–85); 39/63 male]. Physical functioning declined from 70.4 (26.2) at T1 to 53.5 (20.9) at T2 (p = 0.016). Global QoL score increased significantly from 41.0 (23.0) at T2 to 60.0 (26.1) at T5 (p = 0.007), as did role functioning [21.1 (27.9) at T2 to 59.4 (32.8) at T5, p < 0.001]. Chemotherapy status and the postoperative complications did not significantly change HRQoL. General QoL and health were the only PROs rated as ‘very important’ (scores 7–9) by more than 80 % of participants at five time-points. Conclusion: Recuperation of HRQoL measures is seen at 6-months postoperative and was not affected by chemotherapy or postoperative complications. Notably, PROs important to patients varied over time.

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Author(s): Joseph N, Robertson F, Lucocq J, Pande R, Powell-Brett S, Swainston K, Sharp L, Exley C, Roberts K, Pandanaboyana S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: HPB

Year: 2024

Pages: epub ahead of print

Online publication date: 01/02/2024

Acceptance date: 26/01/2024

ISSN (print): 1365-182X

ISSN (electronic): 1477-2574

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.hpb.2024.01.016.


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