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Cross-cultural application of the Korean version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 15-Palliative Care.

Authors
 Dong Wook Shin  ;  Ji Eun Choi  ;  Mitsunori Miyashita  ;  Jin Young Choi  ;  Jina Kang  ;  Young Ji Baik  ;  Ha Na Mo  ;  Jeanno Park  ;  Hea-Ja Kim  ;  Eun Cheol Park 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, Vol.41(2) : 478-484, 2011 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT 
ISSN
 0885-3924 
Issue Date
2011
MeSH
Activities of Daily Living ; Adult ; Aged ; Asian Continental Ancestry Group ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Europe ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Neoplasms/psychology* ; Palliative Care/psychology* ; Psychometrics ; Quality of Life/psychology* ; Reproducibility of Results ; Republic of Korea ; Severity of Illness Index ; Surveys and Questionnaires
Keywords
Validation ; Korean ; cancer ; palliative care ; EORTC-C15-PAL
Abstract
CONTEXT: The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 15-Palliative Care (EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL) is a shortened version of the EORTC QLQ-C30, developed for use in advanced cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL to determine if this tool can be used to evaluate Korean patients with cancer who receive palliative care. METHODS: A multicenter, cross-sectional survey was performed in palliative care units and hospices in Korea from September to October 2009. A total of 102 patients with cancer completed the questionnaires that included the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL. RESULTS: The compliance rate was high, with the missing rate for each item ranging from 0% to 7.8% (mean 3.1%). A multitrait scaling analysis revealed good convergent and discriminant validity, with only three scaling errors. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients ranged from 0.65 to 0.89. The questionnaire discriminated among patient subgroups with different clinical profiles (e.g., performance status and degree of oral intake), thereby demonstrating the clinical validity of this tool. CONCLUSION: Our findings indicate that the Korean version of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL is a reliable and valid instrument with regard to its psychometric properties. This tool is suitable for measuring quality of life, particularly with regard to physical aspects, in Korean cancer patients who receive palliative care.
Full Text
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0885392410006652
DOI
10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2010.05.009
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/95475
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