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Research Letter
January 30, 2020

Health-Related Quality of Life in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients With vs Without Keratinocyte Carcinoma

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology; University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2Section of Nursing Research, Department of Health Sciences; University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 3Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine; University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 4Department of Health Psychology; University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.4541

Keratinocyte carcinoma (KC) is the most common malignant disease in solid organ transplant recipients, but we know little about its association with overall (generic) health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and KC-specific HRQoL in solid organ transplant recipients.1,2 Although previous research showed that sun-protective behavior increases after KC treatment,3 this topic is not addressed by KC-specific HRQoL questionnaires.4 The recently developed Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma Quality of Life (BaSQoL) questionnaire does assess the association of behavior changes with HRQoL.5 In this study, we compared generic HRQoL between solid organ transplant recipients with and without KC and explored variables associated with KC-specific HRQoL in solid organ transplant recipients using the BaSQoL.

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