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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), pp. 1146-1152. (doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2008.11.013).

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

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Published date: May 2009
Keywords: bone metastases, health-related quality of life, questionnaire, cancer, pain symptoms, eortc


Local EPrints ID: 73010
ISSN: 0959-8049
PURE UUID: 6b211906-5c06-4b38-b9cc-1842f1ee6998

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Date deposited: 26 Feb 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:51

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Author: Edward Chow
Author: Amanda Hird
Author: Galina Velikova
Author: Colin Johnson
Author: Linda Dewolf
Author: Andrea Bezjak
Author: Jackson Wu
Author: Jesmin Shafiq
Author: Orhan Sezer
Author: Dimitros Kardamakis
Author: Yvette van der Linden
Author: Brigette Ma
Author: Monica Castro
Author: Palmiro Foro Arnalot
Author: Sam Ahmedzai
Author: Mark Clemons
Author: Peter Hoskin
Author: Albert Yee
Author: Michael Brundage
Author: Andrew Bottomley

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