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The effects of a cancer diagnosis on the health of a patient's partner: a population-based registry study of cancer in Sweden
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. Skåne University Hospital.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. (Center for Collaborative Palliative Care)
Lund University.
Lund University.
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2016 (English)In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 25, no 5, 744-752 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this population-based registry study was to explore how cancer influences the health of partners, by examining the onset of new diagnoses for partners, health care use and health care costs among partners living with patients with cancer. The sample consisted of partners of patients with cancer (N = 10 353) and partners of age- and sex-matched controls who did not have cancer (N = 74 592). Diagnoses, health care use and health care costs were studied for a continuous period starting 1 year before the date of cancer diagnosis and continued for 3 years. One year after cancer diagnosis, partners of patients with cancer had significantly more mood disorders, reactions to severe stress and ischaemic heart disease than they exhibited in the year before the diagnosis. Among partners of patients with cancer, the type of cancer was associated with the extent and form of increased health care use and costs; both health care use and costs increased among partners of patients with liver cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and miscellaneous other cancers. The risk of poorer health varied according to the type of cancer diagnosed, and appeared related to the severity and prognosis of that diagnosis.

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2016. Vol. 25, no 5, 744-752 p.
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cancer, health care costs, health care use, partner's health, population-based registry study
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Cancer and Oncology Family Medicine Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Natural Science, Medicine; Health and Caring Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56074DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12487ISI: 000383567800005PubMedID: 27028409Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84983058653OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-56074DiVA: diva2:971440
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-08-31 Last updated: 2016-12-20Bibliographically approved

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