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Title: Factors influencing agreement in symptom ratings by lung cancer patients and their significant others
Authors: Wennman-Larsen, Agneta
Tishelman, Carol
Wengstrom, Yvonne
Gustavsson, Petter
Contact Email: yvonne.wengstrom@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Significant others
family caregivers
lung cancer
palliative care
proxy
quality of life
symptom assessment
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Publisher: Elsevier / U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee
Citation: Wennman-Larsen A, Tishelman C, Wengstrom Y & Gustavsson P (2007) Factors influencing agreement in symptom ratings by lung cancer patients and their significant others, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 33 (2), pp. 146-155.
Abstract: Comparisons of symptom ratings and health-related quality of life between significant others and patients have been the focus of numerous studies during the past decades. Additional studies are needed to assess the discrepancies identified in this work. In the present crosssectional exploratory study, focus has been on evaluating the accuracy of significant other proxy ratings and on investigating factors that influence agreement between lung cancer patients and significant others based on dyadic assessments from 52 patients and 54 significant others. Results indicate that the levels of agreement are fair to good, but that significant others consistently rate the patients’ symptoms higher and functioning lower than the patients do themselves. Factors found to influence agreement in various dimensions of symptoms and functioning were gender, patient age, and significant others’ self-reported lack of family support, health problems, and caregiver esteem.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1316
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.07.019
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Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institutet
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