Quality of life assessment in advanced cancer.

@article{Donnelly1996QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life assessment in advanced cancer.},
  author={Sin{\'e}ad Donnelly and Dinah Walsh},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={275-83}
}
Our purpose is to examine how applicable current quality of life instruments are in advanced cancer. Quality of life (QOL) is difficult to define and measure; it is a multidimensional, dynamic and subjective concept. An acceptable QOL instrument for advanced disease should be simple to administer and easy to explain, complete and analyse. In our view, the present instruments used in oncology do not serve the needs of advanced cancer patients. Based on our review, we believe a single question… CONTINUE READING

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