New insights in symptom assessment: the Chinese Versions of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS-SF) and the Condensed MSAS (CMSAS).

@article{Lam2008NewII,
  title={New insights in symptom assessment: the Chinese Versions of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS-SF) and the Condensed MSAS (CMSAS).},
  author={Wendy Wing Tak Lam and Chi Ching Law and Yiu Tung Fu and Kam Hung Wong and Victor Tsu-Shih Chang and Richard Fielding},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={584-95}
}
There are very few symptom assessment instruments in Chinese. We present the validity and reliability of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS-SF) and the Condensed Form MSAS (CMSAS) in Chinese cancer patients. The Chinese version of the 32-item MSAS-SF, a self-report measure for assessing symptom distress and frequency in cancer patients, was administered to 256 Chinese patients with colorectal cancer at a clinical oncology outpatient unit. Highly prevalent symptoms included… CONTINUE READING

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