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Table 1 Summary of needs assessment tools and psychometric properties

From: Assessing cancer patients’ quality of life and supportive care needs: Translation-revalidation of the CARES in Flemish and exhaustive evaluation of concurrent validity

Instrument Validity Reliability Responsiveness Feasibility
Content Validity Other types of validity Internal consistency Reproducibility   Time, Reading Level, Acceptability
CaNDI + + + + - T: - RL: + A: -
CARES + + + + - T: + RL: - A: +
CARES-SF + + + + + T: + RL: - A: -
CCM + + + + - T: + RL: + A: +
CHOICEs + - + - - T: + RL: - A: +
Concerns checklist + + - - - T: - RL: - A: -
CNAT + + + - - T: - RL: - A: +
CNQ-SF + + + - - T: + RL: + A: +
CPILS + + + - - T: - RL: - A: -
CPNS + - + - - T: + RL: - A: +
CPNQ + + + + - T: + RL: + A: -
Distress management tool + - - - - T: - RL: - A: -
INM + - + - - T: - RL: - A: -
NEQ + + + + - T: - RL: - A: +
OCPC + - - - - T: - RL: - A: +
PINQ + + + - + T: - RL: - A: +
PNAS + - + - - T: - RL: - A: -
PNAT + + + + - T: + RL: - A: -
PNI + + + - - T: - RL: + A: -
Problem checklist + + + - - T: - RL: - A: +
SCNS + - + - - T: + RL: + A: +
SCNS-SF34 + + + - - T: - RL: + A: -
SNST + - - - - T: - RL: + A: +
Symptoms and concerns checklist + + + + - T: + RL: + A: +
  1. + : evidence for psychometric property
  2. - : no evidence for psychometric property or evidence not available
  3. Abbreviations: CaNDI (Cancer Needs Distress Inventory), CARES (Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System), CARES-SF (Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System-Short Form), CCM (Cancer care monitor), CHOICEs assessment (Creating better health outcomes by improving communication about patients’ experiences assessment), CNAT (Comprehensive needs assessment tool in cancer), CNQ-SF (Cancer Needs Questionnaire Short Form), CPILS (Cancer Problems in Living Scale), CPNS (Cancer Patient Need Survey) CPNQ (Cancer Patient Need Questionnaire), Distress management tool, INM (Information Needs Measure), NEQ (Need Evaluation Questionnaire), OCPC (Oncology Clinic Patient Checklist), PINQ (Patient Information Need Questionnaire), PNAS (Psychosocial needs assessment survey), PNAT (Patient Needs Assessment Tool), PNI (Psychosocial Needs Inventory), Problem checklist, SCNS (Supportive Care Needs Survey), SCNS-SF34 (Supportive Care Needs Survey Short Form), SNST (Supportive Care Needs screening Tool), Symptoms and concerns checklist