Measuring quality of life in people living with and beyond cancer in the UK
Moschopoulou E., Deane J., Duncan M., Ismail SA., Moriarty S., Sarker SJ., White P., Korszun A., Bhui K., Bourke L., Chalder T., Eldridge S., Gribben J., Jones L., McCrone P., Morgan A., Ridge D., Roylance R., Taylor S., Thaha M.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the most appropriate measure of quality of life (QoL) for patients living with and beyond cancer. Methods: One hundred eighty-two people attending cancer clinics in Central London at various stages post-treatment, completed a series of QoL measures: FACT-G, EORTC QLQ-C30 , IOCv2 (positive and negative subscales) and WEMWBS, a wellbeing measure. These measures were chosen as the commonest measures used in previous research. Correlation tests were used to assess the association between scales. Participants were also asked about pertinence and ease of completion. Results: There was a significant positive correlation between the four domain scores of the two health-related QoL measures (.32 ≤ r ≤.72, P