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Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of generic and cancer-related patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for use with cancer patients in Brazil: a systematic review

Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of generic and cancer-related patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for use with cancer patients in Brazil: a systematic review
Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of generic and cancer-related patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for use with cancer patients in Brazil: a systematic review

Purpose: this systematic review (1) identifies the current generic and cancer-related patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that have been cross-culturally adapted to Brazilian Portuguese and applied to cancer patients and (2) critically evaluates their cross-cultural adaptation (CCA) and measurement properties. 

Methods: seven databases were searched for articles regarding the translation and evaluation of measurement properties of generic and cancer-related PROMs cross-culturally adapted to Brazilian Portuguese that are applied in adult (≥18 years old) cancer patients. The methodological quality of included studies was assessed using the COSMIN checklist. 

Results: the bibliographic search retrieved 1674 hits, of which seven studies analysing eight instruments were included in this review. Data on the interpretability of scores were poorly reported. Overall, the quality of the CCA process was inconsistent throughout the studies. None of the included studies performed a cross-cultural validation. The evidence concerning the quality of measurement properties is limited by poor or fair methodological quality. Moreover, limited information regarding measurement properties was provided within the included papers. 

Conclusions: this review aids the selection process of Brazilian Portuguese PROMs for use in cancer patients. After acknowledging the methodological caveats and strengths of each tool, our opinion is that for quality of life and symptoms assessment the adapted FACT-G version and the ESAS could be recommended, respectively. Future research should rely on the already accepted standards of CCA and validation studies.

Brazil, Cancer, Cross-cultural adaptation, Measurement properties, Patient-reported outcome measures, Portuguese
0962-9343
857-870
Albach, Carlos Augusto
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Wagland, Richard
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Hunt, Katherine J.
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Albach, Carlos Augusto
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Wagland, Richard
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Hunt, Katherine J.
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Albach, Carlos Augusto, Wagland, Richard and Hunt, Katherine J. (2018) Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of generic and cancer-related patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for use with cancer patients in Brazil: a systematic review. Quality of Life Research, 27 (4), 857-870. (doi:10.1007/s11136-017-1703-5).

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Purpose: this systematic review (1) identifies the current generic and cancer-related patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that have been cross-culturally adapted to Brazilian Portuguese and applied to cancer patients and (2) critically evaluates their cross-cultural adaptation (CCA) and measurement properties. 

Methods: seven databases were searched for articles regarding the translation and evaluation of measurement properties of generic and cancer-related PROMs cross-culturally adapted to Brazilian Portuguese that are applied in adult (≥18 years old) cancer patients. The methodological quality of included studies was assessed using the COSMIN checklist. 

Results: the bibliographic search retrieved 1674 hits, of which seven studies analysing eight instruments were included in this review. Data on the interpretability of scores were poorly reported. Overall, the quality of the CCA process was inconsistent throughout the studies. None of the included studies performed a cross-cultural validation. The evidence concerning the quality of measurement properties is limited by poor or fair methodological quality. Moreover, limited information regarding measurement properties was provided within the included papers. 

Conclusions: this review aids the selection process of Brazilian Portuguese PROMs for use in cancer patients. After acknowledging the methodological caveats and strengths of each tool, our opinion is that for quality of life and symptoms assessment the adapted FACT-G version and the ESAS could be recommended, respectively. Future research should rely on the already accepted standards of CCA and validation studies.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 September 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 September 2017
Published date: 1 April 2018
Keywords: Brazil, Cancer, Cross-cultural adaptation, Measurement properties, Patient-reported outcome measures, Portuguese

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Local EPrints ID: 419511
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/419511
ISSN: 0962-9343
PURE UUID: e7c023c8-ae9a-4b0d-8bba-e1113b005653
ORCID for Katherine J. Hunt: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6173-7319

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Date deposited: 13 Apr 2018 16:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:37

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