Quality-of-life assessment in a home care program for advanced cancer patients: a study using the Symptom Distress Scale.

@article{Peruselli1993QualityoflifeAI,
  title={Quality-of-life assessment in a home care program for advanced cancer patients: a study using the Symptom Distress Scale.},
  author={Carlo Peruselli and Enrico Mario Camporesi and Anna Maria Bartoletti Colombo and Marcello Cucci and Guglielmo Mazzoni and Eugenio Paci},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={1993},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={306-11}
}
Quality-of-life assessment in advanced cancer patients should include the study of physical function, psychological status, social interactions, and symptoms. "Symptom distress" relates to the degree of discomfort caused by specific symptoms. A Symptom Distress Scale, which has been developed by McCorkle and Young, is a self-rating instrument that evaluates 13 symptoms. In the present study, the Italian version of the Symptom Distress Scale (SDS) was used to assess the quality of life in… CONTINUE READING