A revision of the quality of life-breast cancer survivors (QOL-BCS) instrument

Academic Article


  • The importance of quality of life (QOL) measurement among breast cancer survivors (BCS) is well-recognized by researchers and clinicians. With data from 427 rural BCS, the authors used a combination of clinical expertise and statistical analysis to revise a 48-item measure of QOL specific to BCS. The revised 15-item measure showed adequate psychometric properties and provides the basis for a brief yet comprehensive multidimensional measure of QOL applicable to most BCS. Future work includes fine-tuning the measurement model and examining its generalizability among non-rural BCS. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Azuero A; Su X; Mcnees P; Meneses K
  • Start Page

  • 423
  • End Page

  • 434
  • Volume

  • 36
  • Issue

  • 4