The Barretos short instrument for assessment of quality of life (BSIqol): development and preliminary validation in a cohort of cancer patients undergoing antineoplastic treatment

@inproceedings{Paiva2012TheBS,
  title={The Barretos short instrument for assessment of quality of life (BSIqol): development and preliminary validation in a cohort of cancer patients undergoing antineoplastic treatment},
  author={Carlos Eduardo Paiva and Fernanda Capella Rugno and Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva},
  booktitle={Health and quality of life outcomes},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND To be clinically useful, an instrument assessing health-related quality of life (HRQOL) should be easy to understand and quick to answer. Few instruments have been designed to be short, simple, and easily understandable by patients from all educational levels. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a brief general instrument developed to assess HRQOL. METHODS Results from a preliminary study regarding the initial development of the Barretos… CONTINUE READING
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