Constructs of burden of illness in older patients with breast cancer: a comparison of measurement methods.

@article{Mandelblatt2001ConstructsOB,
  title={Constructs of burden of illness in older patients with breast cancer: a comparison of measurement methods.},
  author={Jeanne S Mandelblatt and Arlene S Bierman and Karen G. Gold and Ying Zhang and Judy H. Ng and Nancy Nairi Maserejian and Young Tae Hwang and Neal J. Meropol and Jack Hadley and Rebecca A. Silliman},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 6 Pt 1},
  pages={1085-107}
}
OBJECTIVE The burden of illness can influence treatment decisions, but there are limited data comparing the performance of different illness burden measures. We assessed the correlations between five previously validated measures of illness burden and global health and physical function and evaluated how each measure correlates with breast cancer treatment patterns in older women. DATA SOURCE A cohort of 718 women > 67 years with early-stage breast cancer formed the study group. STUDY DESIGN… CONTINUE READING

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