Title

Psycho-oncology assessment in Chinese populations: A systematic review of quality of life and psychosocial measures

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Place of Publication

United Kingdom

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

20089

Comments

Originally published as: Hyde, M.K., Chambers, S.K., Shum, D., Ip, D., & Dunn, J. (2016). Psycho-oncology assessment in Chinese populations: A systematic review of quality of life and psychosocial measures in European Journal of Cancer Care, 25(5), 691-718. Available here.

Abstract

This systematic review describes psychosocial and quality of life (QOL) measures used in psycho-oncology research with cancer patients and caregivers in China. Medline and PsycINFO databases were searched (1980–2014). Studies reviewed met the following criteria: English language; peer-reviewed; sampled Chinese cancer patients/caregivers; developed, validated or assessed psychometric properties of psychosocial or QOL outcome measures; and reported validation data. The review examined characteristics of measures and participants, translation and cultural adaptation processes and psychometric properties of the measures. Ninety five studies met review criteria. Common characteristics of studies reviewed were they: assessed primarily QOL measures, sampled patients with breast, colorectal, or head and neck cancer, and validated existing measures (>80%) originating in North America or Europe. Few studies reported difficulties translating measures. Regarding psychometric properties of the measures >50% of studies reported subscale reliabilities <α >= 0.70,

DOI

10.1111/ecc.12367

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