Measurement of the clinical status of patients with breast cancer: evidence for the validity of self assessment with linear analogue scales.

@article{Boyd1988MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of the clinical status of patients with breast cancer: evidence for the validity of self assessment with linear analogue scales.},
  author={Norman F. Boyd and Peter J. Selby and Herbert J. Sutherland and Sarah M. Hogg},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          243-50
        }
}
We have assessed the validity of a method of measurement for describing the clinical status of patients with breast cancer. One hundred and nine patients with breast cancer assigned numerical values to their own state of health using linear analogue scales. We have shown previously that this method of measurement is reliable and corresponds well with other methods of assessment. Validity was assessed in this study by examining the ability of measurements to distinguish between groups of… CONTINUE READING

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