The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire for patients with bone metastases: the EORTC QLQ-BM22


Chow, Edward, Hird, Amanda, Velikova, Galina, Johnson, Colin, Dewolf, Linda, Bezjak, Andrea, Wu, Jackson, Shafiq, Jesmin, Sezer, Orhan, Kardamakis, Dimitros, van der Linden, Yvette, Ma, Brigette, Castro, Monica, Arnalot, Palmiro Foro, Ahmedzai, Sam, Clemons, Mark, Hoskin, Peter, Yee, Albert, Brundage, Michael and Bottomley, Andrew EORTC Quality of Life Group (2009) The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire for patients with bone metastases: the EORTC QLQ-BM22. European Journal of Cancer, 45, (7), 1146-1152. (doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2008.11.013).

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Description/Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to develop a bone metastases module to supplement the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) or the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL for patients with bone metastases.

Methods

Phases 1–2 of module development were conducted in Canada, Australia and Germany according to EORTC QOL group guidelines. Phase 3 was conducted in nine countries in seven languages.

Results

Sixty-one health-related quality of life (HRQOL) issues were generated from health care professionals (n = 152) and patients (n = 413). This resulted in a 22-item provisional module. Further testing in 170 patients from nine countries resulted in the EORTC QLQ-BM22 module, containing 22 items, conceptualised into both symptom scales, with five painful sites and three pain characteristics, and also functional scales, with eight functional interference and six psychosocial aspects.

Conclusion

This study provides a provisional comprehensive HRQOL measurement tool for future trials, which will continue to undergo further validation.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0959-8049 (print)
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Keywords: bone metastases, health-related quality of life, questionnaire, cancer, pain symptoms, eortc
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Cancer Sciences
ePrint ID: 73010
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:52
Contact Email Address: c.d.johnson@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/73010

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