Quality of Life of Hematologists in the Russian Federation According to the RAND SF-36 Questionnaire

NN Tsyba1, TI Ionova2,3, OV Lazareva1, TP Nikitina2,3, NM Porfir’eva3, AN Petrova1, TTs Garmaeva1,4, AG Turkina1

1 National Research Center for Hematology, 4 Novyi Zykovskii pr-d, Moscow, Russian Federation, 125167

2 NI Pirogov Clinic for High Medical Technology, Saint Petersburg State University, 13-15 Kadetskaya line, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 199004

3 Multinational Center for Quality of Life Research, 1 Artilleriiskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191014

4 RUDN University, 6 Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198

For correspondence: Nikolai Nikolaevich Tsyba, MD, PhD, 4 Novyi Zykovskii pr-d, Moscow, Russian Federation, 125167; Tel.: +7(495)612-15-10; e-mail: tsyba2007@yandex.ru; Olga Veniaminovna Lazareva, MD, PhD, 4 Novyi Zykovskii pr-d, Moscow, Russian Federation, 125167; e-mail: stakhino@gmail.com

For citation: Tsyba NN, Ionova TI, Lazareva OV, et al. Quality of Life of Hematologists in the Russian Federation According to the RAND SF-36 Questionnaire. Clinical oncohematology. 2020;13(4):411–9. (In Russ).

DOI: 10.21320/2500-2139-2020-13-4-411-419


ABSTRACT

Medical profession is notable for its enormous social value and associated with no less responsibility. At the same time, society’s requirements for doctors constantly increase. The regulation of medical activities in various disciplines becomes more and more stringent. The aim of the present article was to study the quality of life of 104 hematologists working in different regions of the Russian Federation. For this purpose, the Russian-language version of RAND SF-36 health survey questionnaire was used. Young doctors aged 35–44 years showed lowest scores on mental health inventory which may indicate negative emotional status and a low level of positive emotions. Compared to relatively healthy respondents, hematologists show a low level of emotional role functioning that may also indicate negative emotional status which in turn negatively affects the quality of health care delivery and appears to be a contributing factor in burnout syndrome. Compared to relatively healthy respondents, hematologists show higher pain scores which may indicate a specific attitude of doctors to pain due to their professional approach. Similar quality of life indicators indirectly suggest that hematologists in different regions of the Russian Federation regard their professional activities as a priority, and it affects their quality of life. Both the results obtained and the literature review prove the relevance of the study of human resources and development of programs aimed at continuity of personnel in the health care system. The quality of life of doctors in different disciplines should become the object of comprehensive sociological, clinical, and sanitation studies which will permit to design a program to improve the quality of life of the medical professionals.

Keywords: quality of life, hematologist, doctors’ quality of life, RAND SF-36 questionnaire.

Received: May 18, 2020

Accepted: September 4, 2020

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Correction of Anemia and Evaluation of Efficacy of Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Patients with Oncohematological Diseases

NA Romanenko1, AV Chechetkin1, LYu Zhiguleva1, GV Grishina1, SV Bondarchuk2, SS Bessmel’tsev1

1 Russian Research Institute of Hematology and Transfusiology, 16 2-ya Sovetskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191024

2 SM Kirov Military Medical Academy, 6 Akademika Lebedeva str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 194044

For correspondence: Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanenko, MD, PhD, 16 2-ya Sovetskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191024; Tel.: 8(812)717-58-57; Fax: 8(812)717-67-80; е-mail: rom-nik@yandex.ru

For citation: Romanenko NA, Chechetkin AV, Zhiguleva LYu, et al. Correction of Anemia and Evaluation of Efficacy of Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Patients with Oncohematological Diseases. Clinical oncohematology. 2018;11(3):265–72.

DOI: 10.21320/2500-2139-2018-11-3-265-272


ABSTRACT

Aim. To study the quality of life (QL) of patients with oncohematological diseases and anemia with respect to hemoglobin level and to evaluate the efficacy of red blood cell transfusion (RBCT).

Materials & Methods. QL of patients (n = 326) was studied using FACT-An questionnaire. RBCT efficacy was evaluated in two groups. The first group included patients (n = 28; 13 men and 15 women) with oncohematological diseases and chronic anemia aged 23–80 (median 65) years, the second (control) group included patients (n = 12; 11 men and 1 woman) after severe blood loss after injury (acute anemia) aged 25–43 (median 36) years. The baseline levels of hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (Ht) were < 80 g/L and < 25 % in all patients, respectively. The target levels of Hb and Ht were > 80 g/L and > 25 %, respectively.

Results. The association between the severity of anemia and QL was shown. The lowest QL was observed in patients with grade III–IV anemia (Hb < 80 g/L). Each patient in both groups received 1–8 units of blood cells (median 2) during the hospital stay. After RBCT the levels of Hb and Ht increased from 64.1 ± 2.7 g/L to 90.2 ± 1.7 g/L and from 20.1 ± 0.8 % to 28.9 ± 0.7 %, respectively. The levels of Hb and Ht in the second (control) group increased from 65.9 ± 3.0 g/L to 88.3 ± 3.2 g/L and from 19.6 ± 0.9 % to 26.7 ± 1.4 %, respectively. Venous blood oxygen saturation (SvO2) increased in the first group from 42.0 ± 3.3 % to 57.6 ± 4.1 %, and in the second group from 51.3 ± 1.9 % to 69.0 ± 1.3 %. However, after RBCT the SvO2 level reached > 60 % only in 67.9 % of patients in the first group and in all the patients (100 %) in the second group. In 32.1 % of patients with various forms of hematologic cancer and chronic anemia tissue hypoxia was still observed after RBCT despite increased Hb > 80 g/L and Ht > 25 %. Therefore, it was proposed to raise the target Hb and Ht threshold levels for patients with low SvO2.

Conclusion. The effect of the severity of anemia on QL was demonstrated. The patients with Hb < 80 g/L were shown to have low quality of life. SvO2 determination in anemia patients proved to be of great importance for RBCT efficacy evaluation. In patients with low SvO2 (< 60 %) RBCT should be continued until the target levels of Hb 100 g/L and Ht 33 % are reached.

Keywords: anemia, chronic anemia, red blood cell transfusions, hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, venous blood oxygen saturation, quality of life, FACT-An questionnaire.

Received: March 10, 2018

Accepted: May 30, 2018

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Dasatinib in First- and Second-Line Therapy of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Efficacy, Safety and Quality of Life

TI Ionova1,2, NB Bulieva3, OYu Vinogradova4,5,6, TA Gritsenko7, LK Kozlova8, GB Kuchma8, EG Lomaia9, ER Machyulaitene10, TP Nikitina1,2, NV Novitskaya4, AYu Rodionova2, EI Usacheva11, TV Shneider12

1 Saint Petersburg Multifield Medical Center under the Ministry of Health of Russia, 154 Nabereznaya Reki Fontanki, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 198103

2 Multinational Center for Quality of Life Research, 1 Artilleriiskaya str., office 152, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191014

3 I Kant Baltic Federal University, 14 A Nevskogo str., Kaliningrad, Russian Federation, 236041

4 SP Botkin Municipal Clinical Hospital, 5 2-i Botkinskii pr-zd, Moscow, Russian Federation, 125284

5 Dmitrii Rogachev Federal Scientific Clinical Centre of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology under the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 1 Samory Mashela str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198

6 NI Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University under the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 1 Ostrovityanova str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 117997

7 Samara State Medical University under the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 89 Chapaevskaya str., Samara, Russian Federation, 443099

8 Orenburg State Medical University, 6 Sovetskaya str., Orenburg, Russian Federation, 460000

9 Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre, 2 Akkuratova str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 197341

10 Outpatient Department, Academician IP Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University, 6/8 L’va Tolstogo str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 197022

11 RM Gorbacheva Scientific Research Institute of Pediatric Hematology and Transplantation; Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, 6/8 L’va Tolstogo str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 197022

12 Leningrad District Clinical Hospital, 43/49 Lunacharskogo pr-t, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 194291

For correspondence: Tat’yana Ivanovna Ionova, DSci, 1 office 152 Artilleriiskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191014; Tel: +7(812)579-61-38; e-mail: qlife@rambler.ru

For citation: Ionova TI, Bulieva NB, Vinogradova OYu, et al. Dasatinib in First- and Second-Line Therapy of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Efficacy, Safety and Quality of Life. Clinical oncohematology. 2017;10(2):206–17 (In Russ).

DOI: 10.21320/2500-2139-2017-10-2-206-217


ABSTRACT

Background & Aims. The article presents results of two observational, prospective, multicenter studies “Quality of Life, Symptom Profile, and Adherence to Treatment in Adult Patients with Newly Diagnosed Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Receiving Dasatinib” (2012–2015) and “Quality of Life and Symptom Profile in Imatinib-Resistant or Intolerant Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia” (2011–2014).

Methods. Data of 107 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase were involved in the real-world analysis — 32 newly diagnosed patients on first-line treatment with dasatinib or after yearly switch to dasatinib after imatinib treatment failure and 75 imatinib-resistant or intolerant patients on second-line treatment with dasatinib. Treatment effectiveness and safety of dasatinib were assessed during first and second-line dasatinib treatment using clinical outcomes as well as quality of life and symptom profile assessment.

Results. The real-world data obtained during observational study in limited population of CML patients conform the results of clinical trials devoted to evaluation of treatment efficacy and safety of dasatinib treatment in first and second-line treatment and demonstrate the importance of patient-reported outcomes. Patient’s quality of life improved within 12 months of the first-line dasatinib therapy according to the following scales: role physical functioning, pain, vitality, social functioning and role emotional functioning. The most pronounced and clinically significant improvement was observed for the role emotional functioning (51.1 vs. 68.9). During the second-line dasatinib treatment, stabilization of quality of life parameters was registered for the following scales: vitality, social functioning, mental health, and pain. Significant improvement of the Integral Quality of Life Index was observed (p < 0.05). Positive dynamics of relevant symptoms was registered. The symptom severity decreased during both the first and second-line therapy.

Conclusion. Quality of life and symptom assessment in CML patients contribute to a better disease control in accordance with the principles of risk-adaptive therapy.

Keywords: quality of life, chronic myeloid leukemia, dasatinib, therapy effectiveness, therapy safety, routine clinical practice.

Received: November 10, 2016

Accepted: February 10, 2017

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Malignant Lymphoproliferative Disorders with Anemia: Changes of Quality of Life in Patients Treated with Donor Red Blood Cell Transfusions and Recombinant Erythropoietin

S.S. Bessmeltsev1, N.A. Romanenko1, N.A. Potikhonova1, S.A. Tiranova1, M.N. Zenina1, A.E. Romanenko2, L.Yu. Zhiguleva1, K.M. Abdulkadyrov1

1 Russian Scientific Research Institute of Hematology and Transfusiology under the Federal Medico-Biological Agency, 16 2-ya Sovetskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191024

2 St. Olga Children Hospital, 2 Zemledelcheskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 194156

For correspondence: Stanislav Semenovich Bessmel’tsev, DSci, Professor, 16 2-ya Sovetskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191024; Tel.: +7(812)717-58-57; e-mail: RNIIHT@mail.ru

For citation: Bessmel’tsev SS, Romanenko NA, Potikhonova NA, et al. Malignant Lymphoproliferative Disorders with Anemia: Changes of Quality of Life in Patients Treated with Donor Red Blood Cell Transfusions and Recombinant Erythropoietin. Clinical oncohematology. 2015;8(4):368–378 (In Russ).

DOI: 10.21320/2500-2139-2015-8-4-368-378

ABSTRACT

Aim. To evaluate the quality of life of anemic patients with malignant lymphoproliferative disorders after red blood cells transfusion and administration of human recombinant erythropoietin agents.

Methods. The efficacy was assessed based on evaluation of clinical data, lab test findings and quality of life (QoL) parameters using the FACT-An questionnaire. Red blood cells transfusions (RBCsT) were prescribed to anemic patients with malignant lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD) (n = 54) with initial Hb levels of 7.0 ± 0.16 g/dl. After red blood cells transfusion (Me = 3 Units) the Hb level increased up to 9.31 ± 0.12 g/dl. Human recombinant erythropoietin agents (EPO) were prescribed to LPD patients (n = 77) with initial Hb levels of 8.84 ± 0.14 g/dl.

Results. A positive response with a ³ 2.0 g/dl increase of Hb levels was observed in 52 (67.5 %) of 77 patients. The Hb level in responsive patients increased up to 12.31 ± 0.24 g/dl. Statistically significant QoL changes were observe according to «Physical well-being», «Emotional well-being», «Functional well-being», and «Anemia» scales. After EPO-therapy, significant changes were found according to «Physical well-being» and «Anemia» scales. A comparative analysis of QoL in both groups of patients demonstrated maximum changes according to the «Physical well-being» scale (from 12.9 ± 0.7 to 11.0 ± 0.8 points after RBCsT, < 0.001; from 11.6 ± 0.7 to 9.6 ± 0.7 points on EPO, < 0.02) and the «Anemia» scale (from 41.1 ± 2.0 to 34.2 ± 2.2 points after RBCsT, < 0.001; from 34.5 ± 1.7 to 30.1 ± 1.6 points on EPO; < 0.001).

Conclusion. Therefore, RBCsT and EPO therapy may significantly increase the Hb levels and improve QoL. However, the QoL of LPD patients on EPO proved to be better than that after RBCsT, because it had been possible to achieve normal and stable Hb levels.


Keywords: anemia, malignant lymphoproliferative disorders, erythropoietin, recombinant erythropoietin, donor’s red blood cells, red blood cell transfusions, quality of life, FACT-An questionnaire, «Anemia» scale.

Received: May 13, 2015

Accepted: October 12, 2015

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Quality of Life of Patients with Lymphomas at Different Time-Points after High-Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

N.E. Mochkin1, D.A. Fedorenko1, V.Ya. Mel’nichenko1, T.I. Ionova2, T.P. Nikitina1,2, K.A. Kurbatova2, A.A. Novik1

1 N.I. Pirogov National Medical and Surgical Center under the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 70 Nizhnyaya Pervomaiskaya str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 105203

2 International Quality of Life Research Center, 1 office 152, Artilleriiskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191014

For correspondence: N.E. Mochkin, PhD, assistant, 70 Nizhnyaya Pervomaiskaya str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 105203; Tel: +7(495)603-72-17; e-mail: nickmed@yandex.ru

For citation: Mochkin N.E., Fedorenko D.A., Mel’nichenko V.Ya., Ionova T.I., Nikitina T.P., Kurbatova K.A., Novik A.A. Quality of Life of Patients with Lymphomas at Different Time-Points after HighDose Chemotherapy with Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Klin. Onkogematol. 2014; 7(4): 577–582 (In Russ.).

 

ABSTRACT

The article presents results of monitoring of quality of life of 103 patients with lymphomas (non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, n = 36; Hodgkin’s lymphomas, n = 67) at different stages after high-dose chemotherapy with autologic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HDC + HSCT). The majority of patients experienced improvement or stabilization of their quality of life 1 year after the HDC + aHSCT. At that, the response associated with the quality of life and clinical response to the treatment did not coincide in all cases. Obtained results confirm the importance of a comprehensive approach to assessment of the efficacy of the treatment and may be use as a principle marker of patient’s recovery at different time points after the transplantation.


Keywords: quality of life, lymphomas, high-dose chemotherapy, autologic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Accepted: September 16, 2014

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Value of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Oncohematology

T.I. Ionova1, S. Salek2, Е. Оliva3

1 International Quality of Life Research Center, 1 office 152, Artilleriiskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191014

2 Cardiff University, Pharmacoeconomics Department, Redwood Building King Edward VII Avenue Cardiff, CF10 3NB, UK

3 Hematology Division, Azienda Ospedaliera B-M-M, Via Melacrino, 89100 Regio Calabria, Italy

For correspondence: T.I. Ionova, DSci, Professor, 1 office 152, Artilleriiskaya str., Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191014; Tel: +7(812)579-61-38; e-mail: tation16@gmail.com

For citation: Ionova T.I., Salek S., Oliva E. Value of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Oncohematology. Klin. Onkogematol. 2014; 7(4): 573–576 (In Russ.).


ABSTRACT

One of priorities of modern medical science is the patient-oriented care. This approach presupposes that patient management should be based not only on analysis of clinical and lab test findings but also on reports made by the patient himself. These reports permit to perform a thorough analysis of patient’s problems and to obtain more data on the treatment effectiveness. Quality of life (QoL) and symptoms are key factors in patient-reported outcomes (PRO). The past decade has been characterized by increased attention paid by the medical community to patient’s own sensations throughout the treatment. The importance of this principle is confirmed by the fact that “Quality of Life in Hematology” was declared as the 2012–2013 theme of the year by the European Hematology Association. Partient-reported outcomes permit to obtain information that cannot be obtained from other sources. It is especially important when new treatment methods are selected and when new approaches to palliative care are developed.


Keywords: patient-reported outcomes, quality of life, symptoms, clinical practice.

Accepted: September 15, 2014

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Quality of life in adolescent and young adult Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivors

Ye.G. Arshanskaya1,2, S.V. Semochkin2,3, and A.G. Rumyantsev2,3

1 S.P. Botkin City Clinical Hospital, Moscow, Russian Federation

2 Federal Clinical-and-Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Immunology n.a. Dmitriy Rogachev, Moscow, Russian Federation

3 N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, RF Ministry of Health, Moscow, Russian Federation


ABSTRACT

Background. Deterioration of quality of life (QoL) and late complications of antitumor therapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) are the important medical issues, since they mostly relate to young patients with a high life-expectancy.

Objective. The study was to compare QoL of HL survivors versus healthy young adults.

Methods. 56 (22 males and 34 females) HL survivors with a median age of 27.5 (range 22–41) were evaluated. For the purpose of comparison, 94 (44 males and 50 females) healthy subjects with a median age of 28.0 (range 22–46) were enrolled into the study of QoL. All HL survivors were treated in our hospital according to the modified pediatric protocol DAL-HD-90 in 1997–2007. QoL was assessed using the Short Form 36 (SF-36) which enabled generating 8 separate scales and 2 final scores (0 = worst possible health, 100 = best possible health). All survivors were in complete remission of HL for ³ 5 years.

Results. The HL survivors had the lower scores than the normal controls according to all scales and SF-36. Statistically significant differences were found in: general health — 53.4 (95 %CI 47.8–59.1) vs. 72.3 (68.8–75.8; < 0,001), vitality — 54.7 (50.4–59.1) vs. 72.2 (69.3–75.2; < 0.001), and mental health — 57.4 (53.5–61.4) vs. 71.7 (68.6–74.8; < 0.001). The patients at the age ³ 18.5 years (ROC-curves; = 0.047) at the time of HL diagnosis had poorer QoL when compared to younger patients with respect to: general health — 48.3 (41.3–55.2) vs. 60.9 (51.6–70.2; = 0.027): vitality — 50.3 (44.7–55.9) vs. 61.1 (51.6–70.2; = 0.013). The patients with the unfavorable events including relapse (n = 6) and second malignancy (n = 2) showed the lowest scores of QoL, especially in physical role performance [34.4 (2.6–71.3) vs. 79.7 (77.8–89.6; = 0.002)] and emotional role performance [25.0 (7.5–57.5) vs. 77.8 (67.1–88.4; < 0.001)]. Duration of remission, age at the QoL evaluation, gender, therapy intensity (2, 4, or 6 cycles of primary chemotherapy plus radiotherapy), Ann-Arbor stages, bulky disease, current married status, and education levels showed no significant influence on the QoL parameters.

Conclusion. Long-term HL survivors had poorer physical and mental QoL than the general population of young adults. The age at the time of LH diagnosis ³ 18.5 years was associated with significantly reduced QoL. The relapsed HL and second malignancies were mostly associated with the deterioration of physical and emotional role functioning that may indicate uncertainty of patients about future well-being.


Keywords: Hodgkin’s lymphoma, quality of life, adolescents, young adults, DAL-HD-90, SF-36

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Quality of life and symptom profile in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia receiving dasatinib as а second-line therapy due to intolerance or resistance to imatinib

Ionova1,2, D. Fedorenko1,2, T. Nikitina1, and K. Kurbatova1

1 N.I. Pirogov National Medico-surgical Center, Moscow, Russian Federation

2 International Center for Quality of Life Studies, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation


ABSTRACT

The article is focused on preliminary results of the observational study “Quality of life and symptom profile in imatinib-resistant or intolerant patients with chronic myeloid leukemia during disease-modifying treatment” (2011–2012). 56 imatinib-resistant or intolerant patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase were included in the preliminary analysis. It was shown that prior to treatment with dasatinib more than one third of patients had severe or critical quality of life deterioration. Patients treated with standard doses of imatinib during the first-line treatment reported better quality of life than patients treated with high doses of imatinib. After 12 months of treatment with dasatinib, the majority of patients showed complete or partial cytogenetic response (62 %); most of the patients with complete cytogenetic response were treated with standard doses of imatinib during the first-line treatment (19 % vs 8 %). During treatment with dasatinib, stabilization of quality of life parameters was recorded with a slight trend towards improved vitality, mental health, and pain scales. In the majority of patients (68 %), the treatment response as improved or stabilized quality of life was observed. During treatment with dasatinib, severity of the most frequent disease- or treatment-specific symptoms decreased. In this observational study, it was shown that dasatinib therapy in the real-world practice is effective both in terms of clinical parameters and patient-reported outcomes, and characterized by good tolerability.


Keywords: quality of life, symptom profile, chronic myeloid leukemia, dasatinib.

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