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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
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
Interaction with childrena
At work concernsa
Sexual (8) Sex interest
Sexual dysfunctiona
Miscellaneous (32) Compliance
Economic barriers
Chemotherapy-related problemsa
Radiation-related problemsa
Miscellaneous items
  1. a Items may not apply to all patients