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Table 5 A summary of validation studies of quality of life instruments 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

Author(s) [Ref.] Year Instrument Main focus
Levine et al. [38] 1988 The Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Questionnaire (BCQ) Development an outcome measure in clinical trials of adjuvant chemotherapy
Ciampi et al. [39] 1988 A 27 item Linear Analog Self Assessment Factor analysis indicating disease and treatment-related, physical, emotional and social health summary scores
Tamburini et al. [40] 1991 Two simple index To assess the impact of therapy on QOL in patients receiving chemotherapy for operable breast cancer
Osoba et al. [41] 1994 The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) Evaluation of psychometric properties and responsiveness
Carlsson and Hamrin [42] 1996 The Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (LSQ-32) Development a tool to measure life satisfaction in breast cancer patients
Sprangers et al. [43] 1996 The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Breast Cancer Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-BR23) Development of a breast cancer specific QOL measure
Brady et al. [44] 1997 The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Breast Cancer Specific Questionnaire (FACT-B) Development of a breast cancer specific QOL measure
de Haes and Olschewski [45] 1998 The Rotterdam Symptom Checklist (RSC) Cross cultural validation
McLachlan et al. [46] 1998 The EORTC QLQ-C30 Validation as a measure of psychological function
Fallowfiled et al [47] 1999 An endocrine symptom subscale for the FACT-B (FACT-B plus ES) Validation in women undergoing hormonal therapy for breast cancer
Montazeri et al. [48] 2000 The EORTC QLQ-BR23 Validation of the Iranian version
Mihailova et al. [49] 2001 The EORTC QLQ-C30 and the QLQ-BR23 Validation of the Bulgarian version
Coster et al. [50] 2001 The Impact of Arm Morbidity (FACT-B+4) Development a QOL scale to assess the impact of arm morbidity post-operatively
Carpenter [51] 2001 The Hot Flash Related Daily Interference Scale Development of a tool for measuring the impact of hot flashes on QOL
Pandey et al. [52] 2002 The FACT Breast Cancer Specific Questionnaire (FACT-B) Validation of the Malayalam version
Chie et al. [53] 2003 The EORTC QLQ-C30 and the EORTC QLQ-BR23 Validation of the Taiwan Chinese version
Lee et al. [54] 2004 The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) Validation of the Korean version
Yun et al. [55] 2004 The EORTC QLQ-BR23 Cross-cultural application in Korea
Parmar et al. [56] 2005 The EORTC QLQ-C30 Validation of the Indian version
Avis and Foley [57] 2006 The Quality of life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) Evaluation in long term breast cancer survivors
Wan et al. [58] 2007 The FACT-B Validation of the simplified Chinese version
Wan et al. [59] 2007 The EORTC QLQ-BR53 Psychometric properties of the simplified Chinese version