Development and Validation of the Simplified Chinese Version of EORTC QLQ-HCC18 for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Cancer Invest 2015 5;33(8):340-6. Epub 2015 Jun 5.

a School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine , Southern Medical University , Guanghzou , China.

This study aimed to develop and validate the Simplified Chinese Version of the Quality of Life Questionnaire for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (the QLQ-HCC18). It was developed by the strict translation procedure of EORTC guidelines, and the psychometrics were evaluated on a sample of 114 patients. The internal consistency Cronbach's α were greater than 0.60 for all domains (exception of Jaundice 0.38), and all test-retest reliability coefficients were greater than 0.80. Four out of eight domains had statistically significant changes with effect size standardized response mean (SRM) ranging from 0.31 to 0.73. The Simplified Chinese version of QLQ-HCC18 demonstrates good validity, reliability, and responsiveness.

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