TABLE 4-3 Comparison of Domain Item Distribution Across Needs Assessment Instruments (Wen and Gustafson, 2004)

Instruments →CARESCARES-SFCPNSCPQSCNSHCS-PFNEQPNATPNIPCNAPINQDINAINMTINQ-BCPACASTASNESTFAM CAREFINFIN-HHCNSHCS-CFNSSISNQ
# Items →Domain ↓93–13238–575171613323164813517144951101720203089422029
Pain1135
Symptom Ctrl71
Physical26109611
Cancer Shock11
Psychological441716225530
Psychosocial2
Spiritual16
Insight11
Sexuality8331
Personal11120
Marital186
Caregiving needs6
Family232
Social56
Communication23
Planning1
Other Prof2614
Information10101564418
Diagnostic Info919
Treatment Info216
Investigative Info7
Daily Living7
Work512
Household
Activity Mgt
Coping16
Future Placemt157
Sense of purpose2
Participation338
MD Interaction11424
MD/Care Availability8616
MD Competence44
Patient Care884
Continuity of C49
Home Care41
Access to Care4
Care delivery35220
Support3611
Financial1
Help98
Other3219 421

NOTE: • unclear numbers of items.

SOURCE: This table is from “Needs Assessment for Cancer Patients and Their Families.” Kuang-Yi Wen and David H. Gustafson, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2004, © 2004 Wen and Gustafson; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. The electronic version of it is an Open Access article: verbatim copying and redistribution of the article are permitted in all media for any purpose, provided this notice is preserved along with the article’s original URL: http://www.hqlo.com/content//pdf/1477-7525-2-11.pdf.

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