A pilot study of the Functional Living Index-Cancer (FLIC) Scale for the assessment of quality of life for metastatic lung cancer patients. An Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group study.

@article{Finkelstein1988APS,
  title={A pilot study of the Functional Living Index-Cancer (FLIC) Scale for the assessment of quality of life for metastatic lung cancer patients. An Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group study.},
  author={Dianne M. Finkelstein and Barrie R. Cassileth and Philip D. Bonomi and John C. Ruckdeschel and E Z Ezdinli and Janet M. Wolter},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={1988},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={630-3}
}
Quality of life is an important factor in the assessment of cancer therapy, but it is difficult to define and measure. The Functional Living Index-Cancer (FLIC) was designed specifically for cancer patients under treatment. The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) mounted a pilot study to assess the feasibility and sensitivity of the patient-oriented FLIC scale for assessment of quality of life. The results of this study show that the FLIC scores correlate with the functional status of… CONTINUE READING

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