Building Quality of Life Assessment into Cancer Treatment Studies

Publication Type
Journal Article
Year of Publication
1992
Authors
Gotay, C C; Korn, E L; McCabe, M S; Moore, T D; Cheson, B D
Secondary
Oncology (Williston Park)
Volume
6
Start Page
28
Pagination
25-28; discussion 30-32, 37
Date Published
06/1992
Keywords
Clinical Trials as Topic; Humans; Neoplasms; quality of life
Abstract

Quality of life is increasingly recognized as an important outcome of cancer treatment. However, quality of life research poses considerable problems in design and implementation. This article provides guidelines for the preparation of phase III therapeutic protocols that include quality of life assessment. The guidelines emphasize the distinct requirements of quality of life research and provide specific recommendations for the questions that need to be addressed in protocol development.