Assistant Professor, School of Nursing.
A revision of the quality of life-breast cancer survivors (QOL-BCS) instrument
Article first published online: 19 MAR 2013
Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 36, Issue 4, pages 423–434, August 2013
How to Cite
Azuero, A., Su, X., McNees, P. and Meneses, K. (2013), A revision of the quality of life-breast cancer survivors (QOL-BCS) instrument. Res. Nurs. Health, 36: 423–434. doi: 10.1002/nur.21541
Financial disclosure: Patrick McNees serves also as Managing Partner for the Kirchner Private Capital Group.
Grant support from National Cancer Institute 1RO1CA120638, Rural Breast Cancer Survivor Intervention.
- Issue published online: 19 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 19 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 FEB 2013
- quality of life;
- breast cancer;
- breast cancer survivors;
- instrument development;
- psychometric analysis
The importance of quality of life (QOL) measurement among breast cancer survivors (BCS) is well-recognized by researchers and clinicians. With data from 427 rural BCS, the authors used a combination of clinical expertise and statistical analysis to revise a 48-item measure of QOL specific to BCS. The revised 15-item measure showed adequate psychometric properties and provides the basis for a brief yet comprehensive multidimensional measure of QOL applicable to most BCS. Future work includes fine-tuning the measurement model and examining its generalizability among non-rural BCS. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 36: 423–434, 2013