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Quality of life instruments for caregivers of patients with cancer : A review of their psychometric properties

Edwards, Ben and Ung, Lerma 2002, Quality of life instruments for caregivers of patients with cancer : A review of their psychometric properties, Cancer nursing, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 342-349, doi: 10.1097/00002820-200210000-00002.

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Title Quality of life instruments for caregivers of patients with cancer : A review of their psychometric properties
Author(s) Edwards, Ben
Ung, Lerma
Journal name Cancer nursing
Volume number 25
Issue number 5
Start page 342
End page 349
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2002
ISSN 0162-220X
Keyword(s) quality of life
caregivers
cancer
reliability
validity
Summary The quality of life of caregivers of patients with cancer is an important construct given the substantial impact of caring on the physical, psychological, social, and financial well-being of caregivers. Moreover, caring for patients with cancer also affects family functioning and places burdens on caregivers. The reliability and validity of instruments used to assess the quality of life of caregivers of patients with cancer were reviewed to aid in the selection of the most appropriate measures For research and practice. MEDLINE (1980-2000) and c/NAHL (1982-2000) searches located relevant quality of life instruments using the keywords "cancer and quality of Iife" and "caregiver or spouse or partner." The search identified the following instruments: the Caregiver Quality of life Index-Cancer Scale, the 'Caregiver Quality of Life Index, the Quality of Life Tool, and the Quality of life Index-Cancer Version. Quality of life instruments developed specifically to measure the quality of life of caregivers of patients with cancer had the best psychometric properties. The Caregiver Quality of Life Index-Cancer Scale, in particular, met or exceeded minimum psychometric criteria for reliability and validity. The development of reliable and valid caregiver quality of life measures is an important factor in developing interventions to enhance quality of life of caregivers of patients with cancer.
Language eng
DOI 10.1097/00002820-200210000-00002
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001860

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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