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BMC Public Health

, 12:153

First Online: 02 March 2012Received: 20 October 2011Accepted: 02 March 2012DOI: 10.1186-1471-2458-12-153

Cite this article as: Shi, JF., Kang, DJ., Qi, SZ. et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12: 153. doi:10.1186-1471-2458-12-153

Abstract

BackgroundInformation on the health-related quality of life HRQoL of patients with genital warts GW in populations in mainland China is still limited. The aim of the study was to use a generic instrument to measure the impact of genital warts on HRQoL in men and women in this setting.

MethodsA multi-centre hospital-based cross-sectional study across 18 centers in China was conducted to interview patients using the European quality of life-5 dimension EQ-5D instrument; respondents- demographic and clinical data were also collected.

ResultsA total of 1,358 GW patients 612 men, 746 women were included in the analysis, with a mean age of 32.0 ± 10.6 years. 56.4% of the patients reported some problems in the dimension of Anxiety-Depression highest, followed by Pain-Discomfort 24.7% and Mobility 3.5%. The overall visual analogue scale VAS score of the study population was found to be 65.2 ± 22.0, and the EQ-5D index score was found to be 0.843 ± 0.129 using Japanese preference weights the Chinese preference was unavailable yet. Patients with lower VAS means and EQ-5D index scores were more often female, living in urban area, and suffering multiple GW all p values < 0.05, but the values did not differ notably by age p values > 0.05.

ConclusionsThe HRQoL of patients with GW was substantially lower, compared to a national representative general population in China VAS = ~80; the findings of different subgroups are informative for future GW prevention and control efforts.

AbbreviationsCFCCancer Foundation of China

CICAMSCancer Institute of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

EQ-5DEuropean quality of life-5 dimension

HRQoLHealth-related quality of life

GWGenital warts

HPVHuman Papillomavirus

VASVisual analogue scale.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2458-12-153 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Ju-Fang Shi - Dian-Ju Kang - Shu-Zhen Qi - Hai-Yan Wu - Yan-Chun Liu - Li-Jun Sun - Li Li - Ying Yang - Qing Li - Xiang-X

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