Associations between Measured and Patient-Reported Physical Function and Survival in Advanced NSCLC - Nasjonalt senter for aldring og helse

Healthcare, 2022

Associations between Measured and Patient-Reported Physical Function and Survival in Advanced NSCLC

Background: There is a lack of tools for selecting patients with advanced lung cancer who benefit the most from systemic treatment. Patient-reported physical function (PRPF) has been identified as a prognostic factor in this setting, but little is known about the prognostic value in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this study was to investigate if measured physical performance was an independent or stronger prognostic factor than PRPF in patients with advanced NSCLC receiving platinum-doublet chemotherapy.
Methods: We analyzed patients from a randomized trial comparing immediate and delayed pemetrexed therapy in stage III/IV NSCLC (n = 232) who performed timed up and go (TUG) and 5 m walk test (5 mWT) and reported physical function on the EORTC QLQ-C30 before chemotherapy commenced.
Results: Overall, 208 patients performed TUG and 5 mWT and were included in the present study. Poor physical function was significantly associated with poor survival (TUG: HR 1.05, p < 0.01, 5 mWT: HR 1.05, p = 0.03, PRPF: 1.01, p < 0.01), but only PRPF remained an independent prognostic factor in multivariable analyses adjusting for baseline characteristics (HR 1.01, p = 0.03).
Conclusions: Patient-reported, but not measured, physical performance was an independent prognostic factor for survival in patients with advanced NSCLC receiving platinum-doublet chemotherapy.

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by Kristin Stokke, Tarje Onsøien Halvorsen, Bjørn Henning Grønberg, Ingvild Saltvedt, Marit Slaaen, Øyvind Kirkevold, Kristin Toftaker Killingberg and Marie Søfteland Sandvei

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