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Interpretation of the Skin Cancer Quality of Life Score: A Validated Quality of Life Questionnaire for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer.
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PMID:  25227398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments are used increasingly. In order to assign clinical meaning to HRQoL scores, the interpretation of instruments is essential but lagging in dermatology. Objective: To establish a clinical interpretation of the Skin Cancer Quality of Life questionnaire (SCQoL), a newly validated HRQoL instrument for patients with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), using an anchor-based method, and to test the responsiveness. Methods: Receiver-operating characteristic analysis was used to propose clinically meaningful cut-off scores for SCQoL including 101 patients with NMSC. Results: The following bands were established: score 0-3 corresponds to no impairment, 4-6 corresponds to mild impairment, 7-10 to moderate impairment and 11-27 to severe impairment of HRQoL. Testing the responsiveness shows a moderate effect size and significantly lower scores only for the domain emotion and the global item. Conclusion: Using proposed clinical cut-off scores for SCQoL may help clinicians in their decision-making, help monitoring clinical improvement and classify patients just as e.g. the Dermatology Life Quality Index can. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Gabrielle R Vinding; Solveig Esmann; Anne B Olesen; Lone B Hansen; Karl B Christensen; Gregor B E Jemec
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1421-9832     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatology (Basel)     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203244     Medline TA:  Dermatology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  123-129     Citation Subset:  -    
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