Validation of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale.

  title={Validation of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale.},
  author={Victor Tsu-Shih Chang and Shirley S Hwang and M. Feuerman},
  volume={88 9},
BACKGROUND The Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) is a nine-item patient-rated symptom visual analogue scale developed for use in assessing the symptoms of patients receiving palliative care. The purpose of this study was to validate the ESAS in a different population of patients. METHODS In this prospective study, 240 patients with a diagnosis of cancer completed the ESAS, the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS), and the Functional Assessment Cancer Therapy (FACT) survey, and also… CONTINUE READING
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