alexa Agreement Between Patient?s And Proxies Reports Of Health Related Quality Of Life In Patients With End-stage Lung Cancer In Japan
ISSN: 2167-1168

Journal of Nursing & Care
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..

2nd International Conference on Nursing & Healthcare
November 17-19, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-North Shore Conference Center, USA

Tomoyuki Takura, Tomoko Koike, Asuko Sekimoto and Masami Mutou
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care
DOI: 10.4172/2167-1168.S1.006
The number of death from lung cancer in Japan has ranked first since 1988 and tends to increase hereafter. However, there are few reports on value evaluation of palliative care for lung cancer patients with end-stage, especially the research is rare concerning medical economic evaluation related to palliative care. For performance analysis focusing on the ratio between utility and cost related to intervention of palliative care, it is indispensable to calculate Quality Adjusted Life Year that is one of outcome indexes. However, it is usually difficult to obtain data of health related quality of life (HRQoL) from the patients themselves at the end stage. Therefore, we verified appropriateness of proxy reporting of HRQoL by Health professionals (nurses). 16 lung cancer patients (aged 67.75?6.74) at the stage IV participated in the study. Euro-QoL Five-Dimension Questionnaire (EQ-5D) was reported for three days per patient. Proxy reporting of EQ-5D was executed by five certified nurses in the field of cancer nursing. Inter-rater agreement levels for the reporting of EQ-5D by patients and proxies were verified. The total score of EQ-5D was found to be statistically significant positive correlation between patients reporting and proxies reporting (Rs=0.654, p<0.01). Also, the scores for each item of EQ-5D had statistically significant positive correlation in ?mobility?, ?self-care?, and ?pain/ discomfort? between patients and proxies (p<0.01). From the above, it is presumed that proxy reporting by nurses possesses certain explanation capability even at the end stage of lung cancer patients.
Tomoyuki Takura, PhD, is now a Professor of Health Economics and Industrial Policy Department, Program faculty of Interdisciplinary Program for Biomedical Sciences, Committee member of hospital management planning office (Osaka University hospital), and is also in Special examination committee of national insurance (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfsre), Committee of health care industrial platform (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), Member of councilor (Japanese Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Japanese Society for Artificial Organs, etc.). He got his Engineering Master?s degree (MEng.) at Hokkaido University graduate school of engineering, Specialist in healthcare economics and technology assessment, Medicine Doctor?s degree (PhD) at Tokyo Women?s Medical University graduate school of Medicine. He got the Student Entrepreneur Championship Award of Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 2003. Currently his researches focus on socioeconomic evaluation of renal transplantation and cost effectiveness analysis of revascularization for ischemic heart disease.
image PDF   |   image HTML

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version