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Support Care Cancer. 1998 Nov;6(6):539-41.

Concurrent validity of the modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment System with the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist and the Brief Pain Inventory.

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  • 1Palliative Care Department, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

As part of a longitudinal prospective study we sought a self-completed instrument of symptom assessment suitable for a population of cancer patients who were receiving palliative therapy. The modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) is such an instrument, but it required validation for this population. This study represents a validation of the modified ESAS with the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist and the Brief Pain Inventory--two instruments widely used in patients receiving palliative therapy for cancer. We conclude that the modified ESAS is a valid, self-administered instrument to assess symptoms for patients from differing palliative care settings.

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