This study explores the suitability of QLG processes for the generation of Symptom Lists. QLG procedures were used to identify relevant symptoms, assemble questions from the Item Bank, and determine acceptability and relevance of the items selected. A 61-item list was created
Project concluded. Symptom list available for use.
Selection from Item Bank and creation of new Items following Guidelines creates Symptom Lists that patients find acceptable and comprehensive.
Phase 3 completed and paper pending for review
We identified symptoms associated with new targeted therapies from review of the literature, and interviews with patients and clinicians. Patients were taking a variety of targeted therapies for treatment of breast cancer, GI stromal tumours (GIST) or chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). The QLG Item Bank is a useful and reliable source for the creation of Symptom Lists for evaluation of new treatments.