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Support Care Cancer. 2016 Mar;24(3):1019-24. doi: 10.1007/s00520-015-2870-y. Epub 2015 Aug 6.

Validation of the Chinese version of EORTC QLQ-BM22 in patients with bone metastases.

Author information

1
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin Lung Cancer Center, Tianjin, 300060, People's Republic of China.
2
Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China.
3
Department of Bone and Softissue Tumor, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin, People's Republic of China.
4
Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Tianjin, People's Republic of China.
5
Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, People's Republic of China.
6
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
7
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
8
Department of Radiation Oncology, Tumor Hospital Xiangya School of Medicine of Central South University, Changsha, People's Republic of China.
9
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin Lung Cancer Center, Tianjin, 300060, People's Republic of China. 13189368@qq.com.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Our aim is to test the validity, reliability, and acceptability of the Chinese version of European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Bone Metastases 22 (EORTC QLQ-BM22) module to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with bone metastases in China.

METHODS:

Patients with histological confirmation of malignancy and bone metastases from Tianjin Cancer Institution and Hospital from June 2013 to April 2014 were enrolled in this study. All patients self-administered the EORTC QLQ-BM22 and the EORTC QLQ-C30. The Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) was performed to evaluate scores. The reliability and validity tests of the questionnaires were based on Cronbach's α coefficients, Pearson correlation test, and Wilcoxon rank sum nonparametric test.

RESULTS:

Internal consistency reliabilities of all the four scales were acceptable. Scales measuring similar HRQOL aspects were found to correlate with one another between EORTC QLQ-BM22 and EORTC QLQ-C30, but differences still existed. Significant differences were demonstrated in the scores of all four subscales of the QLQ-BM22 between the two KPS subgroups (KPS ≤ 80; KPS > 80). Meanwhile, the compliance for item completion of the QLQ-BM22 was satisfactory.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Chinese version of EORTC QLQ-BM22 is a reliable and valid instrument, which is appropriate for measuring the HRQOL of patients with bone metastases in China.

KEYWORDS:

Bone metastases; EORTC QLQ-BM22; Health-related quality of life; Validation

PMID:
26245496
DOI:
10.1007/s00520-015-2870-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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