Association of Socioeconomic Status with Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease Outcomes BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION Hamilton, B. K., Rybicki, L., Arai, S., Arora, M., Cutler, C. S., Flowers, M. D., Jagasia, M., Martin, P. J., Palmer, J., Pidala, J., Majhail, N. S., Lee, S. J., Khera, N. 2018; 24 (2): 393–99


Chronic graft-versus host disease (GVHD) is a chronic and disabling complication after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). It is important to understand the association of socioeconomic status (SES) with health outcomes in patients with chronic GVHD because of the impaired physical health and dependence on intensive and prolonged health care utilization needs in these patients. We evaluated the association of SES with survival and quality of life (QOL) in a cohort of 421 patients with chronic GVHD enrolled on the Chronic GVHD Consortium Improving Outcomes Assessment study. Income, education, marital status, and work status were analyzed to determine the associations with patient-reported outcomes at the time of enrollment, nonrelapse mortality (NRM), and overall mortality. Higher income (P?=?.004), ability to work (P?

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