LIMPRINT - health-related quality of life in adult patients with chronic edema

Mercier, G., Pastor, J., Moffatt, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2436-0129, Franks, P. and Quere, I., 2019. LIMPRINT - health-related quality of life in adult patients with chronic edema. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 17 (2), pp. 163-167. ISSN 1539-6851

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Abstract

Background: Chronic edema is a condition posing a high burden on patients. The primary aim of the study was to assess the health-related quality of life (QoL) of adult patients living with chronic edema.

Methods and Results: As part of an international, multicenter, prospective study, we prospectively assessed the health-related QoL of adult patients living with a chronic edema using a disease-specific tool and a generic one. In total, 1094 patients were included, aged 57 years on average. The average EQ-5D and LYMQOL visual analogue scale (VAS) scores were equal to 63.6 (SD = 20.2) and 6.3 (SD = 2.0), respectively. After adjustment, the EQ-5D VAS was explained by LYMQOL VAS (β = 7.85; p < 0.001), age (β = −0.08; p = 0.02), obesity (β = −1.89; p = 0.001), and male gender (β = 3.32; p = 0.002). As for the LYMQOL VAS, it was independently associated with EQ-5D VAS (β = 0.07; p < 0.001), LYMQOL function (β = −0.21; p < 0.001), and LYMQOL mood (β = −0.49; p < 0.001).

Conclusion: This study confirms that patients living with a chronic edema experience a poor disease-specific and generic health-related QoL.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Creators: Mercier, G., Pastor, J., Moffatt, C., Franks, P. and Quere, I.
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Date: 17 April 2019
Volume: 17
Number: 2
ISSN: 1539-6851
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1089/lrb.2018.0084DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 20 Mar 2019 13:54
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 13:37
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36097

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