Sharma S: Fighting cancer with cheap treatment and screening. In Hindustan Times. New Delhi; 2018. https://www.hindustantimes.com/health/fighting-cancer-with-cheap-treatment-and-screening/story-GbPF7x8Nb6Z15TWurEppNK.html.
Mallath MK, Taylor DG, Badwe RA, Rath GK, Shanta V, Pramesh C, Digumarti R, Sebastian P, Borthakur BB, Kalwar A. The growing burden of cancer in India: epidemiology and social context. Lancet Oncol. 2014;15:e205–12.
Gupta A, Shridhar K, Dhillon PK. A review of breast cancer awareness among women in India: Cancer literate or awareness deficit? Eur J Cancer. 2015;51:2058–66.
Tripathi N, Kadam YR, Dhobale RV, Gore AD. Barriers for early detection of cancer amongst Indian rural women. South Asian J Cancer. 2014;3:122–7.
Nyblade L, Stockton M, Travasso S, Krishnan S. A qualitative exploration of cervical and breast cancer stigma in Karnataka, India. BMC Womens Health. 2017;17:1–15.
Palat G, Stenlander C, Jacob J, Sinha S, Rapelli V, Wiebe T, Brun E, Segerlantz M. Specialized palliative care and the quality of life for hospitalized Cancer patients at a low-resource Hospital in India. Indian J Palliat Care. 2018;24:289–99.
Pramesh C, Badwe RA, Borthakur BB, Chandra M, Raj EH, Kannan T, Kalwar A, Kapoor S, Malhotra H, Nayak S. Delivery of affordable and equitable cancer care in India. Lancet Oncol. 2014;15:e223–33.
Rajpal S, Kumar A, Joe W. Economic burden of cancer in India: evidence from cross-sectional nationally representative household survey, 2014. PLoS One. 2018;13:e0193320.
70% cancer patients in India consult doctor at terminal stage In Business Standard; 2017. https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/70-cancer-patients-in-india-consult-doctor-at-terminal-stage-february-4-is-worldcancer-day-117020301268_1.html.
Hebert JR, Ghumare SS, Gupta PC. Stage at diagnosis and relative differences in breast and prostate cancer incidence in India: comparison with the United States. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2006;7:547.
Pakseresht S, Ingle GK, Garg S, Sarafraz N. Stage at diagnosis and delay in seeking medical care among women with breast cancer, Delhi, India. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2014;16:e14490.
Smyth EN, Shen W, Bowman L, Peterson P, John W, Melemed A, Liepa AM. Patient-reported pain and other quality of life domains as prognostic factors for survival in a phase III clinical trial of patients with advanced breast cancer. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2016;14:52.
Sepúlveda C, Marlin A, Yoshida T, Ullrich A. Palliative care: the World Health Organization's global perspective. J Pain Symptom Manag. 2002;24:91–6.
Lohman D: Unbearable pain: India's obligation to ensure palliative care. Human Rights Watch; 2009.
Herschbach P, Book K, Brandl T, Keller M, Lindena G, Neuwöhner K, Marten-Mittag B. Psychological distress in cancer patients assessed with an expert rating scale. Br J Cancer. 2008;99:37.
Lutgendorf SK, Sood AK, Antoni MH. Host factors and cancer progression: biobehavioral signaling pathways and interventions. J Clin Oncol. 2010;28:4094.
Stommel M, Given BA, Given CW. Depression and functional status as predictors of death among cancer patients. Cancer. 2002;94:2719–27.
Cotton SP, Levine EG, Fitzpatrick CM, Dold KH, Targ E. Exploring the relationships among spiritual well-being, quality of life, and psychological adjustment in women with breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 1999;8:429–38.
Spatuzzi R, Giulietti MV, Ricciuti M, Merico F, Fabbietti P, Raucci L, Bilancia D, Cormio C, Vespa A. Exploring the associations between spiritual well-being, burden, and quality of life in family caregivers of cancer patients. Palliat Support Care. 2018:1–6.
McClain CS, Rosenfeld B, Breitbart W. Effect of spiritual well-being on end-of-life despair in terminally-ill cancer patients. Lancet. 2003;361:1603–7.
McClain-Jacobson C, Rosenfeld B, Kosinski A, Pessin H, Cimino JE, Breitbart W. Belief in an afterlife, spiritual well-being and end-of-life despair in patients with advanced cancer. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2004;26:484–6.
McDowell ME, Occhipinti S, Ferguson M, Dunn J, Chambers S. Predictors of change in unmet supportive care needs in cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2010;19:508–16.
Peppercorn JM, Smith TJ, Helft PR, DeBono DJ, Berry SR, Wollins DS, Hayes DM, Von Roenn JH, Schnipper LE. American society of clinical oncology statement: toward individualized care for patients with advanced cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2011;29:755–60.
Khosla D, Patel FD, Sharma SC. Palliative Care in India: current Progress and future needs. Indian J Palliat Care. 2012;18:149–54.
Kar SS, Subitha L, Iswarya S. Palliative care in India: situation assessment and future scope. Indian J Cancer. 2015;52:99–101.
Nayak MGGA, Vidyasagar MS, Mathew S, Nayak S, Nayak BS, Shashidhara YN, Kamath A. Quality of life among cancer patients. Indian J Palliat Care. 2017;23:445–50.
Maitra P, Pal S, Sharma A. Absence of altruism? female disadvantage in private school enrollment in india. World Dev. 2016;85:105–25.
Agrawal J, Murthy P, Philip M, Mehrotra S, Thennarasu K, John JP, Girish N, Thippeswamy V, Isaac M. Socio-demographic correlates of subjective well-being in urban India. Soc Indic Res. 2011;101:419–34.
Fernandez M. Domestic violence by extended family members in India: interplay of gender and generation. J Interpers Violence. 1997;12:433–55.
Webster K, Cella D, Yost K. The F unctional a ssessment of C hronic I llness T herapy (FACIT) measurement system: properties, applications, and interpretation. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2003;1:79.
Brucker PS, Yost K, Cashy J, Webster K, Cella D. General population and cancer patient norms for the functional assessment of Cancer therapy-general (FACT-G). Eval Health Prof. 2005;28:192–211.
Daugherty CK, Fitchett G, Murphy PE, Peterman AH, Banik DM, Hlubocky F, Tartaro J. Trusting god and medicine: spirituality in advanced cancer patients volunteering for clinical trials of experimental agents. Psycho-Oncol. 2005;14:135–46.
Whitman SM. Pain and suffering as viewed by the Hindu religion. J Pain. 2007;8:607–13.
Oeyen S, Benoit D, Annemans L, Depuydt P, Van Belle S, Troisi R, Noens L, Pattyn P, Decruyenaere J. Long-term outcomes and quality of life in critically ill patients with hematological or solid malignancies: a single center study. Intensive Care Med. 2013;39:889–98.
FACT-G (version 4):Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General. https://www.facit.org/FACITOrg/Questionnaires.
Cleeland CC. The Brief Pain Inventory: User Guide. 2009. https://www.mdanderson.org/documents/Departments-and-Divisions/Symptom-Research/BPI_UserGuide.pdf.
Zigmond AS, Snaith RP. The hospital anxiety and depression scale. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1983;67:361–70.
Snaith RP. The hospital anxiety and depression scale. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2003;1:29.
Peterman AH, Fitchett G, Brady MJ, Hernandez L, Cella D. Measuring spiritual well-being in people with cancer: the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy--spiritual well-being scale (FACIT-Sp). Ann Behav Med. 2002;24:49–58.
Bonomi A, Cella D, Hahn E, Bjordal K, Sperner-Unterweger B, Gangeri L, Bergman B, Willems-Groot J, Hanquet P, Zittoun R. Multilingual translation of the functional assessment of Cancer therapy (FACT) quality of life measurement system. Qual Life Res. 1996;5:309–20.
Saxena A, Mendoza T, Cleeland CS. The assessment of cancer pain in North India: the validation of the Hindi brief pain inventory—BPI-H. J Pain Symptom Manag. 1999;17:27–41.
Herrmann C. International experiences with the hospital anxiety and depression scale-a review of validation data and clinical results. J Psychosom Res. 1997;42:17–41.
Fillenbaum GG, Smyer MA. The development, validity, and reliability of the OARS multidimensional functional assessment questionnaire. J Gerontol. 1981;36:428–34.
Tavakol M, Dennick R. Making sense of Cronbach's alpha. Int J Med Educ. 2011;2:53.
Durlak JA. How to select, calculate, and interpret effect sizes. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009;34:917–28.
Rao M, Rao KD, Kumar AS, Chatterjee M, Sundararaman T. Human resources for health in India. Lancet. 2011;377:587–98.
Kannan G, Rani V, Ananthanarayanan RM, Palani T, Nigam N, Janardhan V, Reddy UM. Assessment of quality of life of cancer patients in a tertiary care hospital of South India. J Cancer Res Ther. 2011;7:275–9.
Bisht M, Bist S, Dhasmana D, Saini S. Quality of life as an outcome variable in the management of advanced cancer. Ind J Med Paediatric Oncol. 2010;31:121.
Balboni TA, Vanderwerker LC, Block SD, Paulk ME, Lathan CS, Peteet JR, Prigerson HG. Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life. J Clin Oncol Off J Am Soc Clin Oncol. 2007;25:555.
Gangane N, Khairkar P, Hurtig AK, San Sebastian M. Quality of life determinants in breast Cancer patients in central rural India. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2017;18:3325–32.
Sharma N, Purkayastha A. Factors affecting quality of life in breast Cancer patients: a descriptive and cross-sectional study with review of literature. J Midlife Health. 2017;8:75–83.
Pandey M, Thomas BC, SreeRekha P, Ramdas K, Ratheesan K, Parameswaran S, Mathew BS, Rajan B. Quality of life determinants in women with breast cancer undergoing treatment with curative intent. World J Surg Oncol. 2005;3:63.
Zajacova A, Dowd JB, Schoeni RF, Wallace RB. Employment and income losses among cancer survivors: estimates from a national longitudinal survey of American families. Cancer. 2015;121:4425–32.
Agrawal G, Patel SK. Religious differentials in morbidity prevalence and health care seeking behaviours among older persons in India. Int J Human Rights Healthcare. 2017;10:14–27.
Empowerment of the socially disadvantaged groups. Human and social development. 9th five year plan (vol-2). http://planningcommission.nic.in/plans/planrel/fiveyr/9th/vol2/v2c3-9.htm.
Shavers VL, Bakos A, Sheppard VB. Race, ethnicity, and pain among the US adult population. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010;21:177–220.
McCracken LM. Behavioral constituents of chronic pain acceptance: results from factor analysis of the chronic pain acceptance questionnaire. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 1999;13:93–100.
Manne S, Badr H. Intimacy and relationship processes in couples' psychosocial adaptation to cancer. Cancer. 2008;112:2541–55.
Northouse L, Kershaw T, Mood D, Schafenacker A. Effects of a family intervention on the quality of life of women with recurrent breast cancer and their family caregivers. Psycho-Oncol. 2005;14:478–91.
Chandra PS, Chaturvedi SK, Kumar A, Kumar S, Subbakrishna D, Channabasavanna S, Anantha N. Awareness of diagnosis and psychiatric morbidity among cancer patients—a study from South India. J Psychosom Res. 1998;45:257–61.
Chittem M, Norman P, Harris PR. Relationships between perceived diagnostic disclosure, patient characteristics, psychological distress and illness perceptions in Indian cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology. 2013;22:1375–80.
Mishra S, Bhatnagar S, Philip FA, Singhal V, Rana SPS, Upadhyay SP, Chauhan G. Psychosocial concerns in patients with advanced cancer: An observational study at regional cancer centre, India. Am J Hospice Palliative Med. 2010;27:316–9.