Dépenses occasionnées aux femmes atteintes d'un cancer du sein non métastatique et à leur conjoint

Authors: Levesque, Pascale
Advisor: Maunsell, ElizabethLauzier, Sophie
Abstract: Objectives: This master's thesis focuses on out-of-pocket (OOP) costs incurred by women diagnosed with early breast cancer and their spouses during the first year following diagnosis. Methods: This prospective cohort study was conducted among consecutive series of women from eight Quebec hospitals. OOP costs were estimated on the basis of information collected by three telephone interviews at 1, 6 and 12 months following the start of treatment. Results: A total of 800 women (participation, 86%) and 391 spouses (participation, 72 %) completed all three interviews. Median OOP costs was CAD$ 1002 for women and CAD$ 111 for their spouses. A significant proportion of OOP costs (74 %) resulted from treatments and follow-up. Conclusion: Considered overall, out-of-pocket costs from breast cancer for the first year after diagnosis appear relatively modest.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2013
Open Access Date: 19 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/24604
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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