A 12 country field study of the EORTC QLQ-C30 (version 3.0) and the head and neck cancer specific module (EORTC QLQ-H&N35) in head and neck patients. EORTC Quality of Life Group.

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title A 12 country field study of the EORTC QLQ-C30 (version 3.0) and the head and neck cancer specific module (EORTC QLQ-H&N35) in head and neck patients. EORTC Quality of Life Group.
Author(s) Bjordal, K ; de Graeff, A ; Fayers, PM ; Hammerlid, E ; van Pottelsberghe, C ; Curran, D ; Ahlner Elmqvist, Marianne ; Maher, EJ ; Meyza, JW ; Brédart, A ; Söderholm, AL ; Arraras, JJ ; Feine, JS ; Abendstein, Helmut ; Morton, RP ; Pignon, T ; Huguenin, P ; Bottomly, A ; Kaasa, S
Date 2000
English abstract
This study tests the reliability and validity of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) head and neck cancer module (QLQ-H&N35) and version 3.0 of the EORTC Core Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) in 622 head and neck cancer patients from 12 countries. The patients completed the QLQ-C30, the QLQ-H&N35 and a debriefing questionnaire before antineoplastic treatment or at a follow-up. 232 patients receiving treatment completed a second questionnaire after treatment. Compliance was high and the questionnaire was well accepted by the patients. Multitrait scaling analysis confirmed the proposed scale structure of the QLQ-H&N35. The QLQ-H&N35 was responsive to differences between disease status, site and patients with different Karnofsky performance status, and to changes over time. The new physical functioning scale (with a four-point response format) of version 3.0 of the QLQ-C30 was shown to be more reliable than previous versions. Thus, the QLQ-H&N35, in conjunction with the QLQ-C30, appears to be reliable, valid and applicable to broad multicultural samples of head and neck cancer patients.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0959-8049(00)00186-6 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Elsevier
Host/Issue European Journal of Cancer;36
Volume 14
ISSN 0959-8049
Pages 1796-807
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) quality of life
head and neck cancer
assessment
questionnaire
validation
EORTC QLQ-C30
EORTC QLQ-H&N35
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7606 (link to this page)

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