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Determinants of healthcare utilisation and predictors of outcome in colorectal cancer patients from Northern Iran

Semnani, S. and Noorafkan, Z. and Aryaie, M. and Sedaghat, S..-M. and Moghaddami, A. and Kazemnejhad, V. and Khorasaninejhad, R. and Ghasemi-Kebria, F. and Roshandel, G. (2016) Determinants of healthcare utilisation and predictors of outcome in colorectal cancer patients from Northern Iran. European Journal of Cancer Care, 25 (2). pp. 318-323.

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Abstract

We aimed to assess healthcare utilisation (HU), its determinants, as well as its relationship with survival in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. This study was conducted on incident CRC cases from Northern Iran. Information on HU was collected using a valid questionnaire, considering eight diagnostic and four therapeutic services. The results were categorised as good and poor HU. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between HU and other variables. Cox regression analysis was performed to determine major predictors of survival. In total, 227 new cases of CRC were enrolled. HU could be assessed in 218 subjects (96). Living in rural areas was the strongest variable related to poor HU (adjusted OR, odds ratio=2.65; CI, confidence interval: 1.30-5.40). The median survival time was 40.5months. The 1-, 3- and 5-year survival rates were 71, 52 and 44 respectively. Cox regression analysis showed a significant lower survival rate in patients with poor HU (HR=2.3; CI: 1.46-3.64). HU was an independent predictor of survival in our CRC patients. Patients' place of residence was a significant determinant of HU. Regarding its effects on patients' outcome, HU and its determinants should be considered in designing CRC controlling programmes in our region and similar high-risk populations. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 08:51
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 07:12
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4572

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