Self-Reported Quality of Life for Predicting Mortality in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Quality of life (QOL) in cancer patients has gained increasing attention and may provide prognostic value above and beyond traditional demographic and disease parameters. We evaluate the utility of self-reported QOL to predict mortality in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
The Medicare Health Outcomes Survey was linked to the SEER database to identify patients who completed a QOL questionnaire after the diagnosis of RCC from 1998-2014. Mental component summary (MCS) and physical component summary (PCS) scores were classified as high (≥50) or low (