Impact of mental health problems on case fatality in male cancer patients

Batty, G.D., Whitley, E. , Gale, C.R., Osborn, D., Tynelius, P. and Rasmussen, F. (2012) Impact of mental health problems on case fatality in male cancer patients. British Journal of Cancer, 106(11), pp. 1842-1845. (doi:10.1038/bjc.2012.150)

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Abstract

<p>background: Although mortality rates are elevated in psychiatric patients relative to their healthy counterparts, little is known about the impact of mental health on survival in people with cancer.</p> <p>methods and results: Among 16 498 Swedish men with cancer, survival was worse in those with a history of psychiatric hospital admissions: multiply-adjusted hazard ratio (95% confidence interval) comparing cancer mortality in men with and without psychiatric admissions: 1.59 (1.39, 1.83).</p> <p>conclusion: Survival in cancer patients is worse among those with a history of psychiatric disease. The mechanisms underlying this association should be further explored.</p>

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Batty, Dr G and Whitley, Dr Elise
Authors: Batty, G.D., Whitley, E., Gale, C.R., Osborn, D., Tynelius, P., and Rasmussen, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:British Journal of Cancer
ISSN:0007-0920
ISSN (Online):1532-1827

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