A case for including spirituality in quality of life measurement in oncology.

@article{Brady1999ACF,
  title={A case for including spirituality in quality of life measurement in oncology.},
  author={Marianne J. Brady and Amy H. Peterman and George A Fitchett and May Mo and David Cella},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={417-28}
}
Most of the commonly used quality of life (QOL) instruments in oncology do not include spirituality as a core domain. However, previous research suggests that spirituality might be an important aspect of QOL for cancer patients and that it may, in fact, be especially salient in the context of life-threatening illness. This study used a large (n=1610) and ethnically diverse sample to address three questions relevant to including spirituality in QOL measurement: (1) Does spirituality demonstrate… CONTINUE READING
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