Table 5

A summary of validation studies of quality of life instruments in breast cancer patients (1974–2007)

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


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