Assessing agreement between terminally ill cancer patients' reports of their quality of life and family caregiver and palliative care physician proxy ratings.

@article{Jones2011AssessingAB,
  title={Assessing agreement between terminally ill cancer patients' reports of their quality of life and family caregiver and palliative care physician proxy ratings.},
  author={Jennifer Michelle Jones and Christine J McPherson and Camilla Zimmermann and Gary Rodin and Lisa W. Le and Sandra R Cohen},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={354-65}
}
CONTEXT Proxy ratings, if valid, may provide an alternative approach to evaluating patient quality of life (QoL) at the end of life. OBJECTIVES To examine agreement between terminally ill cancer patients' self-reported QoL and proxy assessment of patient QoL by their family caregiver (FCG) and palliative care physicians (PCPs) at two time points. METHODS Patients admitted to an acute palliative care unit and their FCGs and PCPs completed the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (MQOL) at… CONTINUE READING