Table 4

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

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


Montazeri Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 2008 27:32   doi:10.1186/1756-9966-27-32

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