Advanced

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

Bjordal, K; de Graeff, A; Fayers, P M; Hammerlid, E; van Pottelsberghe, C; Curran, D; Ahlner-Elmqvist, Marianne LU ; Maher, E J; Meyza, J W and Bredart, A, et al. (2000) In European Journal of Cancer 36(14). p.1796-1807
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... (More)
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. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
, et al. (More)
(Less)
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
EORTC QLQ-H&N35, EORTC QLQ-C30, Validation, Questionnaire, Assessment, Head and neck cancer, Quality of life
in
European Journal of Cancer
volume
36
issue
14
pages
1796 - 1807
publisher
IFAC & Elsevier Ltd.
external identifiers
  • pmid:10974628
  • scopus:0033869723
ISSN
1879-0852
DOI
10.1016/S0959-8049(00)00186-6
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
896e1ca6-e86a-4975-b2f4-89d50e57cd7b (old id 1116783)
date added to LUP
2008-07-02 10:43:01
date last changed
2017-11-19 03:33:44
@article{896e1ca6-e86a-4975-b2f4-89d50e57cd7b,
  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.},
  author       = {Bjordal, K and de Graeff, A and Fayers, P M and Hammerlid, E and van Pottelsberghe, C and Curran, D and Ahlner-Elmqvist, Marianne and Maher, E J and Meyza, J W and Bredart, A and Soderholm, A L and Arraras, J J and Feine, J S and Abendstein, H and Morton, R P and Pignon, T and Huguenin, P and Bottomly, A and Kaasa, S},
  issn         = {1879-0852},
  keyword      = {EORTC QLQ-H&N35,EORTC QLQ-C30,Validation,Questionnaire,Assessment,Head and neck cancer,Quality of life},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {14},
  pages        = {1796--1807},
  publisher    = {IFAC & Elsevier Ltd.},
  series       = {European Journal of Cancer},
  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},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0959-8049(00)00186-6},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2000},
}