The Prostate Cancer Specific Quality of Life Instrument (PROSQOLI) is a measure of health-related quality of life (HRQL) that was designed to be an outcome measure for clinical trials in advanced hormone-resistant prostate cancer.
The cross-sectional validity of the PROSQOLI was assessed using baseline data from a randomized trial in which HRQL was also assessed with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) and a trial-specific quality of life module (QLM-P14).
Convergent validity was assessed with the multitrait-multimethod matrix approach ; discriminative validity was assessed according to conventional clinical criteria ; and predictive validity was assessed by the ability to predict survival duration.
These assessments provided strong support for the validity of all PROSQOLI scales except those for family/marriage relationships and passing urine ; modifications of these two scales are under evaluation.
The strength, consistency, and independence of the prognostic information provided by the HRQL scales were striking.
Differences between the instruments were generally subtle.
These data support validity of the PROSQOLI and the analogous scales from the QLQ-C30 and QLM-P14 in symptomatic men with advanced hormone resistant prostate cancer.
The PROSQOLI is a short, simple, and valid measure of HRQL in this setting.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Prostate, Qualité vie, Epidémiologie, Echelle évaluation, Evaluation performance, Validité, Homme, Mâle, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Prostate pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Prostate, Quality of life, Epidemiology, Evaluation scale, Performance evaluation, Validity, Human, Male, Male genital diseases, Urinary system disease, Prostate disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0349377
Code Inist : 002B20B02. Création : 14/12/1999.