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A cross-sectional validation study of Self-Evaluation of Communication Experiences after Laryngeal Cancer--a questionnaire for use in the voice rehabilitation of laryngeal cancer patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10427945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A psychometric evaluation of the questionnaire 'Self-Evaluation of Communication Experiences after Laryngeal Cancer' (S-SECEL) addressing communication dysfunction in patients with laryngeal cancer was carried out. Ninety-three patients with laryngeal cancer were studied. For comparison of response patterns and external validation, 21 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and 26 patients with hoarseness, caused by benign laryngeal disease, were included in the analysis. The patients completed three questionnaires; the S-SECEL, the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HAD). The S-SECEL questionnaire was well-accepted by the patients, compliance was satisfactory, and missing value rates were low. The reliability of the S-SECEL was satisfactory for the Environment and Attitude subscales, whereas the General subscale did not reach the reliability levels recommended for group comparisons. In general, the response pattern in the three diagnostic groups and the pattern of correlations between the S-SECEL scores and the SIP- and HAD-subscales and dimensions lent support to the construct validity of the S-SECEL.
C Finizia; B Bergman; J Lindström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden)     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0284-186X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Oncol     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-18     Completed Date:  1999-08-18     Revised Date:  2009-05-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709065     Medline TA:  Acta Oncol     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  573-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Laryngeal Neoplasms / rehabilitation,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance
Patient Satisfaction
Predictive Value of Tests
Quality of Life
Questionnaires / standards
Reproducibility of Results
Self Assessment (Psychology)*
Self Concept

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