Health status, lifestyle habits, and perceived social support in long-term cancer survivors: A cross-sectional study

Beatriz León-Salas, Edurne Zabaleta-Del-Olmo, Joan Llobera, Bonaventura Bolíbar-Ribas, Tomás López-Jiménez, Marc Casajuana-Closas, Magdalena Esteva*

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Abstract

Objective: To compare the presence of comorbidities and self-perceived health and social support between long-term cancer survivors and people without a history of cancer from a clinical trial examining the effects of a multiple risk behavior intervention. Results: Of the 4259 people studied, 190 (4.46%) were cancer survivors. They had a mean ± SD age of 62.8 ± 7 years vs. 58.7 ± 8 years (P < 0.01) for non-cancer people and were more likely to be on long-term sick leave (11.9 vs. 3.5%, P < 0.001). No differences were observed for smoking, adherence to the Mediterranean diet, physical activity, obesity, or social support. Cancer survivors were more likely to have worse self-perceived health (OR 1.82; 95% CI 1.02-2.75), more comorbidities (OR 1.68; 95% CI 1.18-2.39), COPD (OR 2.17; 95% CI 1.25-3.78), and depression (OR 1.65; 95% CI 1.06-2.57). Older age and worse self-perceived health were independent predictors of survivorship in the adjusted analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number376
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Comorbidity
  • Health promotion
  • Lifestyle
  • Primary care
  • Quality of life
  • Survivorship

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