Type-D personality and quality of life in patients with primary brain tumours

Sung Reul Kim, Ju Hee Nho, Hye Young Kim, Eun Ko, Shin Jung, In Young Kim, Woo Youl Jang

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the influence of type-D personality on quality of life (QoL) in patients with primary brain tumours. Methods: We performed descriptive cross-sectional study between July 2018 and March 2019. A convenience sample of 293 patients was recruited from an outpatient neurosurgery clinic. Results: Type-D personality was identified in 34.1% of subjects. Type-D patients had poorer QoL and experienced more severe symptoms and interference with life. Poor QoL was associated with lower education, no spouse and lower family income. Symptoms were the most significant factor affecting QoL, followed by type-D personality, income and education. Conclusion: Symptoms, type-D personality and demographic factors should be considered when assessing QoL in patients with primary brain tumours. Interventions that reflect these characteristics, including type-D personality, may help improve QoL for patients with primary brain tumours.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere13371
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar

Keywords

  • brain tumours
  • quality of life
  • type-D personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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