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Psychometric Validation of the Malaysian Chinese Version of the EORTC QLQ-C30 in Colorectal Cancer Patients
- Magaji, Bello Arkilla (Julius Centre University of Malaya, Department of Social & Preventive Medicine) ;
- Moy, Foong Ming (Julius Centre University of Malaya, Department of Social & Preventive Medicine) ;
- Roslani, April Camilla (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya) ;
- Law, Chee Wei (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya) ;
- Sagap, Ismail (Department of Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre)
- Published : 2016.01.11
Background and Aims: Colorectal cancer is the second most frequent cancer in Malaysia. We aimed to assess the validity and reliability of the Malaysian Chinese version of European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Questionnaire core (QLQ-C30) in patients with colorectal cancer. Materials and Methods: Translated versions of the QLQ-C30 were obtained from the EORTC. A cross sectional study design was used to obtain data from patients receiving treatment at two teaching hospitals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian Chinese version of QLQ-C30 was self-administered in 96 patients while the Karnofsky Performance Scales (KPS) was generated by attending surgeons. Statistical analysis included reliability, convergent, discriminate validity, and known-groups comparisons. Statistical significance was based on p value
EORTC QLQ-C30;colorectal carcinoma;Malaysia Chinese;validation
Supported by : Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
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