The EORTC Quality of Life questionnaires are developed to assess the quality of life of cancer patients
Interactive database of items used in fully and partially validated EORTC quality of life questionnaires
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EORTC QLQ-C30Questionnaire developed to assess the quality of life of cancer patients. It has been translated and validated into over 100 languages and is used in each year in more than 5,000 studies worldwide.
Listed questions and answers intended for use by all levels of people interested in finding out more about quality of life and our available questionnaires and also pertaining to a particular topic as scoring, questionnaires properties, etc.
A computerized adaptive testing (CAT) version of the EORTC QLQ-C30 has been developed by the EORTC QLG to maximize the information obtained through questionnaire administration by adapting the questionnaire to the individual respondent
ManualsAs research into patient quality of life has become increasingly important, the QLG is keen that high quality information regarding its assessment and use in clinical trials be available.
What is Quality of Life?
- is the state of well being that is a composite of two components: the ability to perform everyday activities that reflect physical, psychological, and social well-being; and patient satisfaction with levels of functioning and control of the disease
- is the subjective evaluation of the good and satisfactory character of life as a whole
- is the gap between the patient’s expectations and achievements. The smaller the gap, the higher the quality of life
- represents the functional effect of an illness and its consequent therapy upon the patient as perceived by the patient
- is defined as an individual’s overall satisfaction with life and general sense of personal well-being
- is patient perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards, and concerns