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Article: The Functional Living Index – Cancer is a reliable and valid instrument in Chinese cancer patients

TitleThe Functional Living Index – Cancer is a reliable and valid instrument in Chinese cancer patients
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343
Citation
Quality of Life Research, 2014, v. 23 n. 1, p. 311-316 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE: To evaluate the linguistic and psychometric properties of the Functional Living Index-Cancer (FLIC) in assessing the quality of life of Chinese cancer patients. METHODS: The English FLIC was translated into Traditional Chinese by the standard forward-backward procedure. After cognitive debriefing, a Traditional Chinese FLIC was administered to 500 cancer patients in a major public hospital in Hong Kong. Of which, 200 were invited to complete the questionnaire in 2 weeks. To identify a scale structure appropriate to Chinese, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed on two randomly split halves of the sample. RESULTS: We identified five scales of the Traditional Chinese FLIC which assess the physical, psychological, hardship, nausea and social aspects. These five scales and the overall scale demonstrated satisfactory fit and had the alpha coefficient ranged from 0.68 to 0.92. The intra-class correlation coefficient ranged from 0.67 to 0.88. In addition, all FLIC scales were negatively associated with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status and, also except for the psychological scale, had lower scores in patients who were treated by chemotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: The Traditional Chinese FLIC is an appropriate health indicator for Chinese cancer patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194776
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dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, AHKen_US
dc.contributor.authorTung, SYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, JYHen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, YMen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoh, CRen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, YBen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-17T02:09:32Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-17T02:09:32Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationQuality of Life Research, 2014, v. 23 n. 1, p. 311-316en_US
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194776-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To evaluate the linguistic and psychometric properties of the Functional Living Index-Cancer (FLIC) in assessing the quality of life of Chinese cancer patients. METHODS: The English FLIC was translated into Traditional Chinese by the standard forward-backward procedure. After cognitive debriefing, a Traditional Chinese FLIC was administered to 500 cancer patients in a major public hospital in Hong Kong. Of which, 200 were invited to complete the questionnaire in 2 weeks. To identify a scale structure appropriate to Chinese, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed on two randomly split halves of the sample. RESULTS: We identified five scales of the Traditional Chinese FLIC which assess the physical, psychological, hardship, nausea and social aspects. These five scales and the overall scale demonstrated satisfactory fit and had the alpha coefficient ranged from 0.68 to 0.92. The intra-class correlation coefficient ranged from 0.67 to 0.88. In addition, all FLIC scales were negatively associated with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status and, also except for the psychological scale, had lower scores in patients who were treated by chemotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: The Traditional Chinese FLIC is an appropriate health indicator for Chinese cancer patients.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343en_US
dc.relation.ispartofQuality of Life Researchen_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe Functional Living Index – Cancer is a reliable and valid instrument in Chinese cancer patientsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, JYH: janetyh@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityFong, DYT=rp00253en_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, JYH=rp01561en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11136-013-0456-zen_US
dc.identifier.pmid23775604en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros227851en_US
dc.identifier.volume23en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage311en_US
dc.identifier.epage316en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000330831100033-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US

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