A prospective study of quality of life in adults with newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas: Comparison of patient and caregiver ratings of quality of life Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Caregivers
  • Data Collection
  • Glioma
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • In this multi-institutional prospective study there is a strong correlation between high-grade glioma patient and caregiver QOL scores, although for some measures this correlation is stronger for those patients without cognitive impairment. To improve the acquisition and the accuracy of assessing QOL status in high-grade glioma patients, proxy ratings from caregivers should also be obtained in conjunction with the patient, and consideration be given to substituting proxy ratings when a patient's self-report is absent.

publication date

  • April 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/COC.0b013e318149f1d3

PubMed ID

  • 18391601

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 163

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 31

number

  • 2