We have highlighted some of the considerations necessary to measure quality of life in cancer patients of various ages and at different stages of disease and treatment. Although quality of life is a multidimensional and complex construct, its measurement is both feasible and practical. Quality of life can be measured as a routine part of active treatment and long-term follow-up. The measurement of quality of life in cancer patients is best accomplished with an integral approach that combines a general measure of quality of life with specific items written to apply only to a subset of patients with special needs and concerns.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas