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Some literature about Quality of Life (QoL) measurement

The following literature reference is part of my doctoral thesis. It contains material about the concept of quality of life, about questionnaires available for quality of life measurement, about studies and special results, and about the use of the Quality-of-Life-Recorder (Ref. 48 - 50, hyperlinks are in the list).

Additional literature is listed in the respective section of my CV and in the multimedia documents page.

  • Ref. 1 Aaronson NK, Ahmedzai S, Bergman B, Bullinger M, Cull A, Duez NJ, Filiberti A, Flechtner H, Fleishman SB, de Haes JCJM, Kaasa S, Klee M, Osoba D, Razavi D, Rofe PB, Schraub S, Sneeuw K, Sullivan M, Takeda F for the EORTC Study Group on Quality of Life: The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30: A Quality-of-Life Instrument for Use in International Clinical Trials in Oncology. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1993; 85(5): 365-376
  • Ref. 2 Aaronson NK, Bjordal K, Fayers P, Sullivan M on behalf of the EORTC Study Group on Quality of Life: EORTC QLQ-C30 Scoring Manual - Draft, 23. April 1995
  • Ref. 3 Aaronson NK, Cull A, Kaasa S, Sprangers MAG. The EORTC modular approach to quality of life assessment in oncology. Int J Mental Hlth (in press)
  • Ref. 4 Alemi F, Stephens R, Parran T, Llorens S, Bhatt P, Ghadiri A, Eisenstein E: Automated monitoring of outcomes: application to treatment of drug abuse. Medical Decision Making 1994 Apr-Jun;14(2): 180-7
  • Ref. 5 Beinlich I, Bokemeyer C, Räth U, Walter-Kirst R, Hartlapp J, Muschiol J, Fraaß U, Schneider HT: Pen-Based Remote Data Entry System. Arzneim Forsch / Drug Res 1993, 43(I), Nr. 3: 399-404
  • Ref. 6 Bergman B, Aaronson NK: Quality-of-life and cost-effectiveness assessment in lung cancer. [Review], Current Opinion in Oncology 1995 Mar;7(2): 138-43
  • Ref. 7 Bjordal K, Kaasa S, Mastekaasa A: Quality of life in patients treated for head and neck cancer: a follow-up study 7 to 11 years after radiotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 1994 Mar 1;28(4): 847-56
  • Ref. 8 Bullinger M, Kirchberger I, Porzsolt F: Der EORTC-Lebensqualitätsfragebogen QLQ-C30 - Erste psychometrische Ergebnisse einer Querschnittsuntersuchung an älteren Personen. Z Gerontophysiologie und -psychiatrie 1993; 6(4): 259-265
  • Ref. 9 Butow P, Coates A, Dunn S, Bernhard J, Hurny C: On the receiving end. IV: Validation of quality of life indicators. Annals of Oncology 1991 Sep;2(8): 597-603
  • Ref. 10 Carr AC, Ancill RJ, Ghosh A, Margo A: Direct assessment of depression by microcomputer. A feasibility study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 1981 Nov;64(5): 415-22
  • Ref. 11 Coates A, Gebski V, Bishop JF, Jeal PN, Woods RL, Snyder R, Tattersall MHN, Byrne M, Harvey V, Grantley G, Simpson J, Drummond R, Browne J, van Cooten R, Fobes JF: Improving the quality of life during chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer. A comparison of intermittent and continuous treatment strategies. N. Engl. J. Med., 317, 1490, 1987
  • Ref. 12 Coates A, Gebski V, Signorini D, Murray P, McNeil D, Byrne M, Forbes JF: Prognostic value of quality-of-life scores during chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer. J Clin Oncol 1992; 10: 1833-1838 und J Clin Oncol 1993; Vol 11 No 10: 2050 [Brief]
  • Ref. 13 Coates-A; Glasziou-P; McNeil-D: On the receiving end--III. Measurement of quality of life during cancer chemotherapy. Ann-Oncol. 1990; 1(3): 213-7
  • Ref. 14 Coates-A; Thomson-D; McLeod-GR; Hersey-P; Gill-PG; Olver-IN; Kefford-R; Lowenthal-RM; Beadle-G; Walpole-E: Prognostic value of quality of life scores in a trial of chemotherapy with or without interferon in patients with metastatic malignant melanoma. Eur-J-Cancer. 1993; 29A(12): 1731-4
  • Ref. 15 Dawes, RM. The robust beauty of improper linear models. Am Psychol 34: 571-582, 1979
  • Ref. 16 de Haes JCJM, Van Knippenberg FCE, Neijt JP: Measuring psychological and physical distress in cancer patients: structure and application of the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist. Br J Cancer 1990; 62: 1034-1038
  • Ref. 17 Fidanza F, Gentile MG, Porrini M: A self-administered semiquantitative food-frequency questionnaire with optical reading and its concurrent validation. European Journal of Epidemiology 1995 Apr;11(2): 163-70
  • Ref. 18 Friedman RB, Huhta J, Cheung S: An automated verbal medical history system. Archives of Internal Medicine 1978 Sep;138(9): 1359-61
  • Ref. 19 Goldstein MK, Clarke AE, Michelson D, Garber AM, Bergen MR, Lenert LA: Developing and testing a multimedia presentation of a health-state description. Medical Decision Making 1994 Oct-Dec;14(4): 336-44
  • Ref. 20 Goldstein-MK; Michelson-D; Clarke-AE; Lenert-LA: A multimedia preference-assessment tool for functional outcomes. Proc-Annu-Symp-Comput-Appl-Med-Care. 1993: 844-8
  • Ref. 21 Hasley S: A comparison of computer-based and personal interviews for the gynecologic history update. Obstetrics & Gynecology 1995 Apr;85(4): 494-8
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  • Ref. 23 Hjermstad MJ, Fossa SD, Bjordal K, Kaasa S: Test/retest study of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Quality-of-Life Questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Oncology 1995 May;13(5): 1249-54
  • Ref. 24 Hunter DJ, McKee M, Black NA, Sanderson CF: Health status and quality of life of British men with lower urinary tract symptoms: results from the SF-36. Urology 1995 Jun;45(6): 962-71
  • Ref. 25 Hurny C, Bernhard J, Joss R, Willems Y, Cavalli F, Kiser J, Brunner K, Favre S, Alberto P, Glaus A, et al: Feasibility of quality of life assessment in a randomized phase III trial of small cell lung cancer -- a lesson from the real world -- The Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research SAKK. Annals of Oncology 1992 Dec;3(10): 825-31
  • Ref. 26 Irving RM, Beynon GJ, Viani L, Hardy DG, Baguley DM, Moffat DA: The patient's perspective after vestibular schwannoma removal: quality of life and implications for management. American Journal of Otology 1995 May;16(3): 331-7
  • Ref. 27 Kaasa S, Mastekaasa A, Lund E: Prognostic factors for patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer, limited disease. Radiother Oncol 1989;15: 235-242
  • Ref. 28 Levine S, Ancill RJ, Roberts AP: Assessment of suicide risk by computer-delivered self-rating questionnaire: preliminary findings. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 1989 Sep;80(3): 216-20
  • Ref. 29 McCorvey-E Jr; Wright-JT Jr; Culbert-JP; McKenney-JM; Proctor-JD; Annett-MP: Effect of hydrochlorothiazide, enalapril, and propranolol on quality of life and cognitive and motor function in hypertensive patients.Clin-Pharm. 1993 Apr; 12(4): 300-5
  • Ref. 30 McHorney CA, Ware JE and Raczek AE. The MOS 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36): II. Psychometric and clinical tests of validity in measuring physical and mental health constructs. Med Care 1993; 31: 247-263
  • Ref. 31 McHorney CA, Ware JE, Lu JFR and Sherbourne CD. The MOS 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36): III. Test of data quality, scaling assumptions, and reliability across diverse patient groups. Med Care 1994; 32: 40-66
  • Ref. 32 Millstein SG, Irwin CE Jr: Acceptability of computer-acquired sexual histories in adolescent girls. Journal of Pediatrics 1983 Nov;103(5): 815-9
  • Ref. 33 Morss-SE; Lenert-LA; Faustman-WO: The side effects of antipsychotic drugs and patients' quality of life: patient education and preference assessment with computers and multimedia. Proc-Annu-Symp-Comput-Appl-Med-Care. 1993: 17-21
  • Ref. 34 Osoba D, Aaronson NK, Till JE: A practical guide for selecting quality-of-life measures in clinical trials and practice. In Osoba D (Hrsg): Effect of cancer on quality of life. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1991, 89-104
  • Ref. 35 Osoba D: Lessons learned from measuring health-related quality of life in oncology. [Review], Journal of Clinical Oncology 1994 Mar;12(3): 608-16
  • Ref. 36 Osoba, David: Measuring the effect of cancer on quality of life. In: Osoba, David (Hrsg): Effect of cancer on quality of life. Boca Raton, 1991, CRC Press, 25-40
  • Ref. 37 Patel UH, Babbs CF: A computer-based, automated, telephonic system to monitor patient progress in the home setting. Journal of Medical Systems 1992 Jun;16(2-3): 101-12
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  • Ref. 46 Sadura A, Pater J, Osoba D, Levine M, Palmer M, Bennett K: Quality-of-life assessment: patient compliance with questionnaire. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1992 Jul 1;84(13): 1023-6
  • Ref. 47 Schipper H, Clinch J, McMurray A, Levitt M: Measuring the quality of life of cancer patients: The Functional Living Index-Cancer: development and validation. J Clin Oncol 1984; 2: 472-483
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  • Ref. 53 Sprangers MAG, Cull A, Bjordal K, Groenvold M & Aaronson NK. The EORTC approach to quality of life assessment: Guidelines for developing questionnaire modules. Quality of Life Research 2: 287-295, 1993
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