Cancer patients who have limited literacy skills or English language proficiency are particularly vulnerable to receiving sub-optimal care. Outcome measurement in these patients may provide new insight into previously undetected problems. This report describes the development and testing of a Spanish language, multimedia program for quality of life (QOL) assessment. Pilot testing was conducted with 30 Latino cancer patients with a range of education levels and computer experience. Patients found the program easy to use and understand. The "Talking Touchscreen" is a practical, user-friendly method that provides greater opportunities to assess QOL in Spanish-speaking patients with a range of literacy skills.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The Journal of oncology management : the official journal of the American College of Oncology Administrators|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
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