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Table 2 CARES Summary scales and subscales

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

Summary scales (n items) Subscales
Physical (26) Ambulation Activities of daily living Recreational activities Weight loss Difficulty working Pain Clothing
Medical Interaction (11) Problems obtaining info from medical team Difficulty communicating with medical team Control of medical team
Maritala (18) Communication with partner Affection with partner Interaction with partner Overprotection by partner Neglect of care by partner
Psychosocial (44) Body image Psychological distress Cognitive problems Difficulty communicating with friends/relatives Friends/relatives difficulty interacting Anxiety in medical situations Worry Interaction with childrena At work concernsa
Sexual (8) Sex interest Sexual dysfunctiona
Miscellaneous (32) Compliance Economic barriers Datinga Chemotherapy-related problemsa Radiation-related problemsa Ostomya Prosthesisa Miscellaneous items
  1. a Items may not apply to all patients