Quality of Life Instrument – Breast Cancer Patient Version (QOL-BC)

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Author of Tool: 

Ferrell, B.R, Dow, K. H., Grant, M.

Key references: 

Ferrell, B.R, Dow, K. H., Grant, M. (1995). Measurement of the quality of life in cancer survivors. Qual Life Res, 4(6), 523-31.

Ferrell, B. R., Dow, K. H., Grant, M. (1995). Measurement of the quality of life in cancer survivors. Quality of Life Research, 4:523-531.

Ferrell, B. R., Hassey-Dow, K., Leigh, S., Ly, J., Gulasekaram, P. (1995). Quality of life in long-term cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 22(6), 915-922.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Quality of Life Instrument – Breast Cancer Patient Version is an ordinal questionnaire of 46-items. Its purpose is to measure the quality of life of breast cancer patients and it can be used for either clinical or research objectives.

Background: 

With the introduction and growing acceptance of the biopsychosocial model of health it is becoming increasingly common to assess the quality of life of patients before, during, or after serious illness, pain, or surgery. The Quality of Life Instrument – Breast Cancer Patient Version, based on previous versions developed by the City of Hope National Medical Center, was therefore designed to address this specific need in relation to breast cancer patients.

Psychometrics: 

The psychometric properties of the Quality of Life Instrument – Breast Cancer Patient Version are discussed in the introduction of the Instrument which is attached below.

Keywords: 

Files: 

PDF iconQuality of Life Instrument – Breast Cancer Patient Version

Web link to tool: 

City of Hope Pain & Palliative Care Resource Center

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.346

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