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Measuring spiritual well-being in people with cancer: The functional assessment of chronic illness therapy—spiritual well-being scale (FACIT-Sp)
A significant relation between religion and better health has been demonstrated in a variety of healthy and patient populations. In the past several years, there has been a focus on the role ofExpand
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Standardizing patient-reported outcomes assessment in cancer clinical trials: a patient-reported outcomes measurement information system initiative.
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs), such as symptom scales or more broad-based health-related quality-of-life measures, play an important role in oncology clinical trials. They frequently are used toExpand
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How item banks and their application can influence measurement practice in rehabilitation medicine: a PROMIS fatigue item bank example.
OBJECTIVE To illustrate how measurement practices can be advanced by using as an example the fatigue item bank (FIB) and its applications (short forms and computerized adaptive testing [CAT]) thatExpand
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Phase III trial of doxorubicin plus cisplatin with or without paclitaxel plus filgrastim in advanced endometrial carcinoma: a Gynecologic Oncology Group Study.
PURPOSE To determine whether the addition of paclitaxel to doxorubicin plus cisplatin improves overall survival (OS) in women with advanced or recurrent endometrial carcinoma. Secondary comparisonsExpand
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Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy
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Atherosclerotic risk factor reduction in peripheral arterial disease
OBJECTIVE: Individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have a 3- to 6-fold increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke compared to those without PAD. We documented physician-reportedExpand
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Use of a single-item screening tool to detect clinically significant fatigue, pain, distress, and anorexia in ambulatory cancer practice.
Fatigue, pain, distress, and anorexia are four commonly encountered symptoms in cancer. To evaluate the usefulness of a single-item screening for these symptoms, 597 ambulatory outpatients with solidExpand
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A qualitative study of quality of life after stroke: the importance of social relationships.
BACKGROUND Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the USA; however, we have an incomplete understanding of how stroke affects long-term quality of life. METHODS We report hereExpand
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Mood States of Patients After the Diagnosis of Cancer
Data on the widely used Profile of Mood States (POMS) are presented for 923 recently diagnosed, previously untreated cancer patients. The patients' responses to the POMS were significantly differentExpand
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Precision of health-related quality-of-life data compared with other clinical measures.
To many clinicians, the assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQL) seems more art than science. This belief is due in part to the lack of formal training available to clinicians regardingExpand
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