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Economic burden of Down syndrome patients and psychological and social discrimination to female caregivers in Changsha, China

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the social and economic burden of Downs syndrome for patients and their families residing in Changsha, China. METHODS: An 160-item self-administered questionnaire was designed and distributed to the primary caregivers of the patients in March 2020. A total of 81 eligible participants had completed the questionnaire, among which 20 were excluded for incomplete data. A patient perspective was taken to estimate the economic

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Predictors of financial toxicity and its associations with health-related quality of life and treatment non-adherence in Turkish cancer patients

PURPOSE: This study aims to determine the financial toxicity (FT) level in cancer patients, identify the risk factors associated with this level, and reveal the effect of this level on patient outcomes (health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and treatment non-adherence). METHODS: The data of 316 cancer patients, who were receiving inpatient treatment in an oncology hospital affiliated to a public university in Ankara, Turkey, were ≥ 18 years old, and were

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Exploring the role of general practitioners in addressing financial toxicity in cancer patients

PURPOSE: Financial toxicity (FT) describes financial distress or hardship as an outcome of cancer and its treatment. Minimising the impact of FT requires early assessment and intervention. General practice plays a significant role in the support of a person with cancer and may have an important role in the management of FT. The purpose of this study was to understand perspectives of general practitioners (GP) on addressing FT in the primary care setting,

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Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence in Adults With Diabetes in the United States: The National Health Interview Survey 2013-2018

OBJECTIVE: Health-related expenditures resulting from diabetes are rising in the U.S. Medication nonadherence is associated with worse health outcomes among adults with diabetes. We sought to examine the extent of reported cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) in individuals with diabetes in the U.S. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We studied adults age ≥18 years with self-reported diabetes from the National Health Interview Survey

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S1417CD: A Prospective Multicenter Cooperative Group-Led Study of Financial Hardship in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

BACKGROUND: Financial toxicity is a growing problem in oncology, but no prior studies have prospectively measured the financial impact of cancer treatment in a diverse national cohort of newly diagnosed cancer patients. S1417CD was the first cooperative group-led multicenter prospective cohort study to evaluate financial hardship in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or older within 120 days of mCRC diagnosis

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Role of financial toxicity in perpetuating health disparities

Rising costs of cancer care drive patient financial toxicity (FT) that perpetuates known health disparities in access and quality cancer treatment. This Review discusses how FT is a barrier to cancer research and treatment, and discusses potential solutions to improve affordability and reduce healthcare disparities for our patients.

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The Role of Financial Security on Physical and Mental Health in Young-Midlife Couples Surviving Cancer

ACKGROUND: A cancer diagnosis carries a significant economic burden. Yet little is known about perceived financial security on the health of couples with a partner diagnosed with cancer. OBJECTIVE: The current study explored perceived financial security in young-midlife couples. METHODS: The study included 49 couples (aged 27-58 years) 1 to 3 years after diagnosis. Multilevel modeling was used to examine the association of perceived financial

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Financial Toxicity in Breast Reconstruction: A National Survey of Women Who have Undergone Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

BACKGROUND: Despite awareness regarding financial toxicity in breast cancer care, little is known about the financial strain associated with breast reconstruction. This study aims to describe financial toxicity and identify factors independently associated with financial toxicity for women pursuing post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. METHODS: A 33-item electronic survey was distributed to members of the Love Research Army. Women over

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Financial toxicity in sarcoma patients and survivors in Germany: results from the multicenter PROSa study

PURPOSE: Cancer patients have been shown to frequently suffer from financial burden before, during, and after treatment. However, the financial toxicity of patients with sarcoma has seldom been assessed. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate whether financial toxicity is a problem for sarcoma patients in Germany and identify associated risk factors. METHODS: Patients for this analysis were obtained from a multicenter prospective cohort

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