Development, characteristics and validity of the EORTC QLQ-PR25 and the FACT-P for assessment of quality of life in prostate cancer patients - Abstract

This review aims to compare and contrast the development, characteristics and validity of two widely used quality of life assessment tools in patients with prostate cancers: the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-PR25) and Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACT-P).

Both questionnaires present several strengths as well as some limitations in measuring the quality of life of prostate cancer patients. Each tool may be selected accordingly based on study design and needs.

Written by:
Chu D, Popovic M, Chow E, Cella D, Beaumont JL, Lam H, Nguyen J, Giovanni JD, Pulenzas N, Bedard G, Bottomley A.   Are you the author?
Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Reference: J Comp Eff Res. 2014 Sep;3(5):523-31.
doi: 10.2217/cer.14.41

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25350803 Prostate Cancer Section