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Psychometric Validation of the Bahasa Malaysia Version of the EORTC QLQ-CR29
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 Title & Authors
Psychometric Validation of the Bahasa Malaysia Version of the EORTC QLQ-CR29
Magaji, Bello Arkilla; Moy, Foong Ming; Roslani, April Camilla; Law, Chee Wei; Raduan, Farhana; Sagap, Ismail;
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 Abstract
Background: This study examined the psychometric properties of the Bahasa Malaysia (BM) version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Colorectal Cancer-specific Quality Of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-CR29). Materials and Methods: We studied 93 patients recruited from University Malaya and Universiti Kebangsaan Medical Centers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia using a self-administered method. Tools included QLQ-C30, QLQ-CR29 and Karnofsky Performance Scales (KPS). Statistical analyses included Cronbach`s alpha, test-retest correlations, multi-traits scaling and known-groups comparisons. A p vaue was considered significant. Results: The internal consistency coefficients for body image, urinary frequency, blood and mucus and stool frequency scales were acceptable (Cronbach`s alpha ). However, the coefficients were low for the blood and mucus and stool frequency scales in patients with a stoma bag (${\alpha}
 Keywords
Colorectal carcinoma;EORTC QLQ-CR29;validity;reliability;Bahasa Malaysia;
 Language
English
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