Participation as an outcome measure in psychosocial oncology: content of cancer-specific health-related quality of life instruments

@inproceedings{Mei2011ParticipationAA,
  title={Participation as an outcome measure in psychosocial oncology: content of cancer-specific health-related quality of life instruments},
  author={Sijrike F. van der Mei and Marcel Pj M Dijkers and Yvonne F. Heerkens},
  booktitle={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2011}
}
To examine to what extent the concept and the domains of participation as defined in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) are represented in general cancer-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments. Using the ICF linking rules, two coders independently extracted the meaningful concepts of ten instruments and linked these to ICF codes. The proportion of concepts that could be linked to ICF codes ranged from 68 to 95%. Although all… CONTINUE READING
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