Cross-cultural application of the Korean version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 15-Palliative Care

Dong Wook Shin, Ji Eun Choi, Mitsunori Miyashita, Jin Young Choi, Jina Kang, Young Ji Baik, Ha Na Mo, Jeanno Park, Hea Ja Kim, Eun Cheol Park

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Context: The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 15-Palliative Care (EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL) is a shortened version of the EORTC QLQ-C30, developed for use in advanced cancer patients. Objectives: We evaluated the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL to determine if this tool can be used to evaluate Korean patients with cancer who receive palliative care. Methods: A multicenter, cross-sectional survey was performed in palliative care units and hospices in Korea from September to October 2009. A total of 102 patients with cancer completed the questionnaires that included the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL. Results: The compliance rate was high, with the missing rate for each item ranging from 0% to 7.8% (mean 3.1%). A multitrait scaling analysis revealed good convergent and discriminant validity, with only three scaling errors. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients ranged from 0.65 to 0.89. The questionnaire discriminated among patient subgroups with different clinical profiles (e.g., performance status and degree of oral intake), thereby demonstrating the clinical validity of this tool. Conclusion: Our findings indicate that the Korean version of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL is a reliable and valid instrument with regard to its psychometric properties. This tool is suitable for measuring quality of life, particularly with regard to physical aspects, in Korean cancer patients who receive palliative care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-484
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1

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Palliative Care
Quality of Life
Organizations
Research
Neoplasms
Psychometrics
Therapeutics
Hospices
Korea
Cross-Sectional Studies
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Shin, Dong Wook ; Choi, Ji Eun ; Miyashita, Mitsunori ; Choi, Jin Young ; Kang, Jina ; Baik, Young Ji ; Mo, Ha Na ; Park, Jeanno ; Kim, Hea Ja ; Park, Eun Cheol. / Cross-cultural application of the Korean version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 15-Palliative Care. In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2011 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 478-484.
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Cross-cultural application of the Korean version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 15-Palliative Care. / Shin, Dong Wook; Choi, Ji Eun; Miyashita, Mitsunori; Choi, Jin Young; Kang, Jina; Baik, Young Ji; Mo, Ha Na; Park, Jeanno; Kim, Hea Ja; Park, Eun Cheol.

In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Vol. 41, No. 2, 01.02.2011, p. 478-484.

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