The health and well-being of people with a previous diagnosis of cancer: A record-linkage study in Scotland

J.M.M. Evans, I.A. Atherton, Chris Dibben, G. Hubbard

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Abstract

Routinely collected health care data (the Scottish Cancer Registry) were record-linked to representative survey data on health and health behaviours (the Government-funded Scottish Health Survey) to compare the health and well-being of cancer survivors in Scotland with people who had never had cancer; a methodological approach which has been under-utilised. After adjusting for age, sex and occupational classification, people with a previous diagnosis of cancer (even > 6 years previously) (n = 507) were more likely to have poorer self-assessed health, reduced activity and psychological morbidity than people who had never had cancer (n = 25,631).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-432
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Volume3
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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