Time perspective and quality of life in rectal cancer patients: An exploratory study.

[Time perspective and quality of life in rectal cancer patients: An exploratory study]. Bull Cancer. 2019 Apr 19;: Authors: Faury S, Zenad D, Laguette V, Rullier E, Denost Q, Quintard B Abstract The impact of rectal cancer on patient quality of life has been investigated but no research has yet examined the impact of time perspective in the assessment of quality of life of rectal cancer patients. Our goal is to explore the links between quality of life and time perspective and the role of time perspective as a determinant of quality of life. Data were collected from 69 patients who completed a questionnaire comprising a specific measure of quality of life (FACT-C), a measure of time perspective (ZTPI), a measure of emotional distress (HADS) and a collection of socio-demographic and medical data. Regression analyses revealed that present fatalist, past positive and future time perspective predicted quality of life. Present fatalist time perspective seemed to have a deleterious impact on specific measure of rectal cancer quality of life. Present fatalist and future time perspective predicted a better emotional quality of life whereas past positive predicted a worse emotional quality of life. These results suggest the importance of considering time perspective as a determinant of psychological quality of life in order to improve the QoL of patients. PMID: 31010631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Bulletin du Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Bull Cancer Source Type: research

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