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Reliability and Validity of an Iranian Version of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire for Patients with Multiple Myeloma: the EORTC QLQ-MY20
- Ahmadzadeh, Ahmad (Research Centre of Cancer, Shafa Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Science) ;
- Yekaninejad, Mir Saeed (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Saffari, Mohsen (Health Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Pakpour, Amir H (Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Aaronson, Neil K (Division of Psychosocial Research & Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute)
- Published : 2016.02.05
Background: Reliable and validated instruments are needed in order to study the quality of life in myeloma patients. This study aimed to translate and explore the psychometric properties of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) myeloma module (QLQ-MY20) in Iranian patients. Materials and Methods: Two hundred and fifteen patients with multiple myeloma (MM) were recruited from Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran. A standard forward-backward translation procedure was implemented. Participating patients were asked to complete the EORTC QLQ-C30 and the QLQ-MY20 three times, at study entry, after two weeks, and again after three months. Data were tested for the range of measurement, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, known group comparison, responsiveness and factor structure. Results: Mean age of the patients was 60.7 years. No floor and ceiling effects were seen for the QLQ-MY20. Cronbach's
Quality of life;validation;EORTC QLQ-MY20;cancer;outcome assessment;psychometrics;Iran
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