Affiliation: University of Leeds
- Measuring quality of life in routine oncology practice improves communication and patient well-being: a randomized controlled trialGalina Velikova
Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre Leeds, Cancer Medicine Research Unit, St James s University Hospital, Beckett St, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
J Clin Oncol 22:714-24. 2004..To examine the effects on process of care and patient well-being, of the regular collection and use of health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) data in oncology practice...
- Breast cancer outcomes in South Asian population of West YorkshireG Velikova
Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre Leeds, Cancer Medicine Research Unit, St James s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Br J Cancer 90:1926-32. 2004..To examine tumour stage at diagnosis, treatment, patient and provider delays to diagnosis/treatment and survival of South Asian patients with breast cancer in Yorkshire in comparison with the general population...
- The initial development of an item bank to assess and screen for psychological distress in cancer patientsA B Smith
Cancer Research UK, Clinical Centre, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Psychooncology 16:724-32. 2007..Additional items are required to more accurately assess patients across the whole continuum of psychological distress...
- Screening for social difficulties in cancer patients: clinical utility of the Social Difficulties InventoryP Wright
Psychosocial and Clinical Practice Research Group, Cancer Research UK, Clinical Centre in Leeds, St James s University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Br J Cancer 97:1063-70. 2007..In conclusion, general guidance for interpreting the SDI has been developed to enhance health-care professional/patient consultations with a view to identifying patients who may benefit from support, advice or intervention...
- Rasch analysis of the dimensional structure of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression ScaleA B Smith
Cancer Research UK Psychosocial and Clinical Practice Group, St James s University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Psychooncology 15:817-27. 2006..The item range covered a narrow spectrum of psychological distress, predominantly higher levels of distress. Additional items have to be added if screening for moderate to mild distress is to be improved for cancer patients...
- Integrating cancer survivors' experiences into UK cancer registries: design and development of the ePOCS system (electronic Patient-reported Outcomes from Cancer Survivors)L Ashley
Psychosocial Oncology and Clinical Practice Research Group, University of Leeds, St James s Institute of Oncology, Beckett Street, Leeds, UK mail
Br J Cancer 105:S74-81. 2011....
- Feasibility and compliance of automated measurement of quality of life in oncology practiceE P Wright
Cancer Research UK, Clinical Centre in Leeds, St James s University Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
J Clin Oncol 21:374-82. 2003..However, logistic problems are substantial. Automated systems solve many of these problems. We field-tested the feasibility and compliance that can be achieved using a computer touchscreen system in two consecutive studies...
- The EORTC QLQ-HDC29: a supplementary module assessing the quality of life during and after high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantationG Velikova
Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre Leeds, St James s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Eur J Cancer 43:87-94. 2007..The EORTC QLQ-C30, supplemented by QLQ-HDC29 will provide a comprehensive QOL measure for the international clinical trials of high-dose chemotherapy...
- Psychosocial difficulties, deprivation and cancer: three questionnaire studies involving 609 cancer patientsP Wright
Psychosocial and Clinical Practice Research Group, Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre in Leeds, St James s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Br J Cancer 93:622-6. 2005....
- Dose-finding study of weekly docetaxel, epirubicin and capecitabine, as first-line treatment in advanced breast cancerS H Waters
St James s Institute of Oncology, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF, UK
Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 64:407-12. 2009..An alternative approach has been tested using weekly fractionation of docetaxel, and oral capecitabine...
- An international field study of the reliability and validity of a disease-specific questionnaire module (the QLQ-MY20) in assessing the quality of life of patients with multiple myelomaK Cocks
Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds, 17 Springfield Mount, Leeds LS2 9NG, UK
Eur J Cancer 43:1670-8. 2007..To test the reliability, validity and sensitivity of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-MY24 questionnaire, designed to assess the quality of life of myeloma patients with the QLQ-C30...
- Quality of life instruments in oncologyG Velikova
ICRF Cancer Medicine Research Unit, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, U K
Eur J Cancer 35:1571-80. 1999....
- Anxiety disorders in cancer patients: their nature, associations, and relation to quality of lifeD Stark
Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre at Leeds, St James s University Hospital, and Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
J Clin Oncol 20:3137-48. 2002....
- Self-reported quality of life of individual cancer patients: concordance of results with disease course and medical recordsG Velikova
Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Medicine Research Unit, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom
J Clin Oncol 19:2064-73. 2001....
- Quality of life after liver resection for hepatobiliary malignanciesD Dasgupta
Department of HPB and Transplant Surgery, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Br J Surg 95:845-54. 2008..Few prospective longitudinal studies have used a validated quality of life (QOL) instrument in patients undergoing liver resection for hepatobiliary malignancy...
- Computer-based quality of life questionnaires may contribute to doctor-patient interactions in oncologyG Velikova
Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Medicine Research Unit, St James s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Br J Cancer 86:51-9. 2002..Having symptoms and functional problems expressed quantitatively on a scale was useful for detection of change over time...
- Rasch fit statistics and sample size considerations for polytomous dataAdam B Smith
Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, St, James s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
BMC Med Res Methodol 8:33. 2008..Given the increasing use of Rasch models in health research the purpose of this study was therefore to explore the relationship between fit statistics and sample size for polytomous data...
- The clinical value of quality of life assessment in oncology practice-a qualitative study of patient and physician viewsGalina Velikova
Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre Leeds, Cancer Medicine Research Unit, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Psychooncology 17:690-8. 2008..This study explores what oncologists and patients need from QOL questionnaires, what their clinical value is and generates recommendations how to improve the questionnaires for use in oncology practice...
- Social support: gender differences in cancer patients in the United KingdomSally Ann Clarke
Cancer Research UK, Child and Family Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TP, UK
Cancer Nurs 29:66-72. 2006..If support were available as part of a structured care plan, it is possible that men would also utilize support. Future research is required to gain greater understanding of men's support needs...
- A Rasch and factor analysis of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G)Adam B Smith
Psychosocial and Clinical Practice Research Group, Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:19. 2007..The aim of this study was to investigate the dimensionality and measurement properties of the FACT-G with Rasch Models and Factor analysis...
- Measuring social difficulties in routine patient-centred assessment: a Rasch analysis of the social difficulties inventoryAdam B Smith
Psychosocial Oncology and Clinical Practice Research Group, Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre in Leeds, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, LS9 7TF, UK
Qual Life Res 16:823-31. 2007..Although well-validated, not enough is known about the clinical meaning and utility of the instrument or whether the items can be meaningfully summed to form a summary index of "Social Distress"...
- Factor analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale from a large cancer populationAdam B Smith
ICRF Cancer Medicine Research Unit, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Psychol Psychother 75:165-76. 2002..g. Dunbar et al., 2000) were more effective at detecting clinical cases of anxiety and depression...
- Development of a questionnaire to evaluate the information needs of cancer patients: the EORTC questionnaireJuan Ignacio Arraras
Oncology Department, Hospital of Navarre, Irunlarrea 3, 31008, Pamplona, Spain
Patient Educ Couns 54:235-41. 2004..All these steps have been carried out in different countries and have been approved by the EORTC QLG...
- Item response theory was used to shorten EORTC QLQ-C30 scales for use in palliative careMorten Aa Petersen
The Research Unit, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, DK 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark
J Clin Epidemiol 59:36-44. 2006..We examined the possibilities of shortening the physical functioning, cognitive functioning, fatigue, and nausea and vomiting scales...
- Putting the 'Q' in quality adjusted life years (QALYs) for advanced ovarian cancer - An approach using data clustering methods and the internetKen Stein
Peninsula Technology Assessment Group, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Noy Scott House, Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 5DW, United Kingdom
Eur J Cancer 43:104-13. 2007..The estimates therefore meet the needs of policy makers while reflecting more accurately the experience of disease than those based on generic preference measures...
- EORTC QLQ-INFO26: a questionnaire to assess information given to cancer patients a preliminary analysis in eight countriesJuan Ignacio Arraras
Oncology Department, Hospital of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain
Psychooncology 16:249-54. 2007..The resulting EORTC QLQ-INFO26 questionnaire includes four sub-scales on information regarding their cancer, medical tests, treatment and other services and several single items...