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Title: Quality of life among brazilian women having undergone surgery for breast cancer: validity and reliability of the quality of life questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) and breast cancer module (QLQ BR-23).
Authors: Makluf, Ana Silvia Diniz
Barra, Alexandre de Almeida
Dias, Rosângela Corrêa
Barros, Cristovão Pinheiro de
Keywords: Breast cancer
Instrumentsm quality of life
Measurement properties
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: MAKLUF. A. S. D. et al. Quality of life among brazilian women having undergone surgery for breast cancer: validity and reliability of the quality of life questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) and breast cancer module (QLQ BR-23). Integr Cancer Sci and Therap, v. 2, p. 107-111, 2015. Disponível em: <http://oatext.com/pdf/ICST-2-124.pdf>. Acesso em: 16 jun. 2016.
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to verify the measurement properties of the generic Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) and specific Breast Cancer Module (QLQ BR-23) for assessing the quality of life of Brazilian women having undergone breast cancer surgery. The measurement properties of the instruments were evaluated with regard to internal consistency, discriminant validity, criteria validity, and test-retest reliability. Adequate internal consistency indices (α=0.47 to 085) were demonstrated. Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis was used to determine criteria validity, demonstrating that the domains for pain (PA), emotional functioning (EF) and social functioning (SF) explained 46% of the variance. The instruments presented satisfactory test retest reliability in both the interobserver and intra-observer evaluations. The EORTC QLQ-C30 and BR-23 instruments proved adequate in assessing the quality of life of Brazilian women having undergone breast cancer surgery and also demonstrated the importance of assessing the quality of life as a health indicator with the aim of seeking more qualified and humanized care.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/6588
ISSN: 20564546
metadata.dc.rights.license: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Fonte: Integr Cancer Sci and Therap <http://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-016-1464-y#Declarations>. Acesso em: 16 jun. 2016.
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