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Table 4 A list of instruments used to measure quality of life in breast cancer patients (1974–2007)

From: Health-related quality of life in breast cancer patients: A bibliographic review of the literature from 1974 to 2007

Types of measures Measures full name Abbreviation
General measures   
  Short Form Health Survey SF-36
  Spitzer Quality of Life Index QLI
  Sickness Impact Profile SIP
  Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index QLI
Cancer specific measures   
  European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core quality of Life questionnaire EORTC QLQ-C30
  Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy General Questionnaire FACIT-G (formerly FACT)
  Functional Living Index-Cancer FLI-C
  Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index-Cancer QLI-C
Breast cancer specific measures   
  European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Breast Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire EORTC QLQ-BR23
  Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Breast FCIT-B
  Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Questionnaire BCQ
  The Satisfaction with Life Domains Scale for Breast Cancer SLDS-BC
Psychological measures   
  General Health Questionnaire-28 GHQ-28
  Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale HADS
  Beck Depression Inventory BDI
  Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale CES-D
  State-Trait Anxiety Inventory STAI
  Profile Mood State PMS
  Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale MACS
  Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale PAIS
Symptom measures   
  Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue FACIT-F
  Piper Fatigue Scale PFS
  Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory MFI
  Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-B plus Arm Morbidity Subscale FACIT-B + 4
  Hot Flash Related Interference Scale HFRDIS
  Shoulder Disability Questionnaire SDQ
  Brief Pain Inventory BPI
  McGill Pain Questionnaire MPQ
  Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale MSAS
  Rotterdam Symptom Checklist RSC
Other measures   
  Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual FACIT-SP
  Body Image Scale BIS
  Body Image After Breast Cancer Questionnaire BIBCQ
  Watts Sexual Functioning Questionnaire WSFQ
  Social Support Questionnaire SSQ
  Life Satisfaction Questionnaire LSQ
  Satisfaction With Life Scale SWLS