Chapter 3. Developing a Questionnaire

  1. Peter M. Fayers1,2 and
  2. David Machin3,4,5

Published Online: 27 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470024522.ch3

Quality of Life: The Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Second edition

Quality of Life: The Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Second edition

How to Cite

Fayers, P. M. and Machin, D. (2007) Developing a Questionnaire, in Quality of Life: The Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Second edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470024522.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Aberdeen Medical School, Scotland, UK

  2. 2

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

  3. 3

    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore

  4. 4

    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, England

  5. 5

    United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG), University of Leicester, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 2 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024508

Online ISBN: 9780470024522

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Keywords:

  • developing QoL questionnaire;
  • QoL instrument and item generation;
  • EORTC Guidelines for Developing Questionnaire Modules;
  • ordered categorical or Likert summated scales;
  • Linear Analogue Self Assessment scale (LASA);
  • activities-of-daily-living (ADL) scales;
  • pre-testing and field-testing phases;
  • cultural and subgroup differences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General issues

  • Defining the target population

  • Item generation

  • Qualitative methods

  • Forming scales

  • Multi-item scales

  • Wording of questions

  • Face and content validity of the proposed questionnaire

  • Pre-testing the questionnaire

  • Strategies for validation

  • Translation

  • Field-testing

  • Conclusions

  • Further reading