Psychometric characteristics of a condition-specific, health-related quality-of-life survey: the FACT-Vanderbilt Cystectomy Index.

@article{Anderson2012PsychometricCO,
  title={Psychometric characteristics of a condition-specific, health-related quality-of-life survey: the FACT-Vanderbilt Cystectomy Index.},
  author={Christopher B. Anderson and Irene D. Feurer and Michael Christopher Large and Gary D. Steinberg and Daniel Ari Barocas and Michael S. Cookson and David F Penson},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2012},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={77-83}
}
OBJECTIVE Radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer can be associated with significant morbidity and alterations in health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy--Vanderbilt Cystectomy Index (FACT-VCI) is a condition-specific HRQOL survey for patients undergoing RC and urinary diversion (UD) for bladder cancer. This study evaluates the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Vanderbilt cystectomy index (VCI). METHODS The FACT-VCI was… CONTINUE READING
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