Validation of the Korean version of the McMaster Quality of Life Scale in terminal cancer patients

Kyeong Uoon Kim, Seok Jun Yoon, Juneyoung Lee, Hyeong Sik Ahn, Hye Ja Park, Sang Il Lee, Min Woo Jo

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a Korean version of McMaster Quality of Life Scale (K-MQLS) suitable for evaluating clinical hospice and palliative care. The McMaster Quality of Life Scale (MQLS) is a brief and comprehensive scale that is used to assess cancer patients receiving palliative care due to poor physical condition. To further develop the K-MQLS, we followed rigorous international translation steps and performed validity, reliability, and sensitivity analyses. The results of our study show that the K-MQLS is an efficient tool in terms of its validity, reliability, and sensitivity for the measurement of the health-related quality of life during the palliative phase. This developed tool could be used in research or clinical settings to assess health-related quality of life in Korean palliative care patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Palliative Care
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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