The use of significant others as proxy raters of the quality of life of patients with brain cancer.

@article{Sneeuw1997TheUO,
  title={The use of significant others as proxy raters of the quality of life of patients with brain cancer.},
  author={Kommer C A Sneeuw and Neil K Aaronson and David Osoba and Manfred James Muller and M. S. Hsu and W. K. Alfred Yung and Mike Brada and Edward Stewart Newlands},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={490-506}
}
OBJECTIVES The use of self-report questionnaires for the assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is increasingly common in clinical research. This method of data collection may be less suitable for patient groups who suffer from cognitive impairment, however, such as patients with brain cancer. In such cases, one can consider employing the patients' significant others as proxy raters of the patients' health-related quality of life. The authors examined the response agreement… CONTINUE READING