The health and well-being of people with a previous diagnosis of cancer : a record-linkage study in Scotland
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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).
Evans , J M M , Atherton , I A , Dibben , C & Hubbard , G 2011 , ' The health and well-being of people with a previous diagnosis of cancer : a record-linkage study in Scotland ' Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology , vol 3 , no. 10 , pp. 429-432 .
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The Authors thank MacMillan Cancer Support for funding this study.
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