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Table 6 Composition of questionnaires for quantitative data collection

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

Questionnaires Instrument Data collected
Questionnaire 1   
T 0 Baseline Self-administered questions on socio-demographic and medical aspects Age, sex, marital status, children, education, employment status, household income, social surrounding, involved care providers, diagnosis, date of diagnosis, treatment(s), start and end dates of treatments.
  CARES Quality of life and rehabilitation needs
  KPS Physical and daily functioning
  HADS Symptoms of anxiety and depression
  SSL Social support
  MMQ Marital and sexual life adjustment
  EORTC-QOL-C30 Quality of life
  DT + PL Distress and problems
  Care needs questionnaire administered by E. Pauwels Care needs
Questionnaire 2   
T 1 After 1 week CARES Quality of life and rehabilitation needs
  Self-administered questions Relevance of CARES-topics, timespan filling in, mode preference,…
  1. Abbreviations CARES Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System, KPS Karnofsky Performance status Scale, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, SSL Social Support List, MMQ Maudsley Marital Questionnaire, EORTC-QLQ -C30 European Organisation of Research and Treatment for Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30, DT Distress Thermometer, PL Problem List