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Titolo:
Measuring quality of life of Chinese cancer patients - A validation of theChinese version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) scale
Autore:
Yu, CLM; Fielding, R; Chan, CLW; Tse, VKC; Choi, PHK; Choy, DTK; O, SK; Lee, AWM; Sham, JST;
Indirizzi:
Univ Hong Kong, Dept Community Med, Unit Behav Sci, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong, Dept Social Work & Social Adm, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China Queen Elizabeth Hosp, Dept Clin Oncol, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Queen Elizabeth Hosp Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Peoples R China Prince Wales Hosp, Dept Clin Oncol, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Prince Wales Hosp Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China g, Peoples R China Queen Mary Hosp, Dept Clin Oncol, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Queen Mary Hosp Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China ong, Peoples R China Tuen Mun Hosp, Dept Clin Oncol, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China TuenMun Hosp Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hosp, Dept Clin Oncol, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hosp Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong, Dept Clin Oncol, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China
Titolo Testata:
CANCER
fascicolo: 7, volume: 88, anno: 2000,
pagine: 1715 - 1727
SICI:
0008-543X(20000401)88:7<1715:MQOLOC>2.0.ZU;2-E
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HONG-KONG CHINESE; OF-LIFE; TRANSLATION; INFORMATION; INSTRUMENT; HEALTH;
Keywords:
quality of life; Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G); cancer; Chinese; breast; liver; lung; head and neck; nasopharyngeal; cultural equivalence;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
29
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Fielding, R Univ Hong Kong, Dept Community Med, Unit Behav Sci, Patrick Manson Bldg,South Wing,7 Sassoon Rd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Patrick Manson Bldg,South Wing,7 Sassoon Rd Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China
Citazione:
C.L.M. Yu et al., "Measuring quality of life of Chinese cancer patients - A validation of theChinese version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) scale", CANCER, 88(7), 2000, pp. 1715-1727

Abstract

BACKGROUND. Few cancer specific quality-of-life (QoL) measures from the West have been translated for use with Chinese-speaking patients, and no substantial validation of these translations with adequately large cohorts has been published previously, to the authors' knowledge.The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) is a well-validated QoL instrument that is specific to cancer patients. The scale was translated into Chinese and the psychometric properties of this translated scale (FACT-G [Ch]) were tested with a Chinese sample in Hong Kong, China. METHODS. A total of 1262 Chinese cancer patients were selected in 3 samples from 5 Hong Kong regional hospitals. Quantitative and qualitative data were used to assess the cultural equivalence, factor structure, reliability, and validity of the FACT-G (Ch). RESULTS. Focus group discussions indicated that the FACT-G was seen as covering QoL domains identified as important and relevant to Chinese cancer patients, though in some respects it was seen as having limited scope in thissample. Psychometrically, the factor structure of the FACT-G deviated fromthat of the original work The FACT-G (Ch) had acceptable reliability (Cronbach alpha 0.85). The convergent validity of the FACT-G (Ch) with a genericQoL measure (WHO-QOL-BREF[HK]) was 0.72 (P < 0.001), and divergent validity showed low correlations of less than 0.15 (P < 0.05) with non-gel measures. CONCLUSIONS. Focus group data indicated that the FACT-G translation into Chinese was seen as a conceptually relevant and moderately sufficient QoL measure. Psychometrically, the instrument had acceptable properties, but conceptual differences from the original version were suggested. Although more work is needed to increase its adequacy, the translated scale has reasonable utility for use with Chinese populations in clinical settings. (C) 2000 American Cancer Society.

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