A cross-cultural convergent parallel mixed methods study of what makes a cancer-related symptom or functional health problem clinically important
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Instytucja
Wydział Pedagogiczny (Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie)
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
angielski
Czasopismo
PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (40pkt w roku publikacji)
ISSN
1057-9249
EISSN
Wydawca
John Wiley & Sons
DOI
URL
Rok publikacji
2018
Numer zeszytu
27(2)
Strony od-do
548-555
Numer tomu
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Liczba arkuszy
0,91
Autorzy
(liczba autorów: 12)
Pozostali autorzy
+ 11
Autorzy przekładu
(liczba autorów przekładu: 0)
Słowa kluczowe
en
cancer
oncology
quality of life
EORTC QLQ-C30
thresholds
clinical importance
patient-reported outcomes
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Objective: In this study we investigated what makes a symptom or functional impairment clinically important, that is, relevant for a patient to discuss with a health care professional (HCP). This is the first part of an EORTC Quality of Life Group project focusing on the development of thresholds for clinical importance for the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire and its corresponding computer-adaptive version. Methods: We conducted interviews with cancer patients and HCPs in six European countries. Participants were asked to name aspects of a symptom or problem that make it clinically important, and to provide importance ratings for a predefined set of aspects (e.g. need for help, limitations of daily functioning). Results: We conducted interviews with 83 cancer patients (mean age: 60.3 y; 50.6% men) and 67 HCPs. Participants related clinical importance to limitations of everyday life (patients: 65.1%, HCPs: 77.6%), the emotional impact of a symptom/problem (patients: 53.0%, HCPs 64.2%), and duration/frequency (patients: 51.8%, HCPs: 49.3%). In the patient sample, importance ratings were highest for worries by partner or family, limitations in everyday life and need for help from the medical staff. HCPs rated limitations in everyday life and need for help from the medical staff to be most important. Conclusions: Limitations in everyday life, need for (medical) help, and emotional impact on the patient or family/partner were found to be relevant aspects of clinical importance. Based on these findings we will define anchor items for the development of thresholds for clinical importance for the EORTC measures in a Europe-wide field study.
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System-identifier
38419