Marit S Jordhoy
- A palliative-care intervention and death at home: a cluster randomised trialM S Jordhøy
Unit of Applied Clinical Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Kreftbygget, University Hospital of Trondheim
Lancet 356:888-93. 2000..We did a cluster randomised trial to assess the intervention's effectiveness compared with conventional care..
- Quality of life in palliative cancer care: results from a cluster randomized trialM S Jordhøy
Palliative Medicine Unit, Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, University Hospital of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway
J Clin Oncol 19:3884-94. 2001..To assess the impact of comprehensive palliative care on patients' quality of life. The intervention was based on cooperation between a palliative medicine unit and the community service and was compared with conventional care...
- Lack of concealment may lead to selection bias in cluster randomized trials of palliative careM S Jordhøy
Unit of Applied Clinical Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim N 7006, Norway
Palliat Med 16:43-9. 2002..The finding carries an important message to future researchers: when using cluster randomization, any evidence of selection bias should be carefully checked and reported...
- Assessing physical functioning: a systematic review of quality of life measures developed for use in palliative careMarit S Jordhoy
Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Palliat Med 21:673-82. 2007..Physical functioning (PF) is therefore a crucial domain for quality of life (Qol) assessments. The purpose of this study was to review how PF assessments are performed in Qol instruments developed for palliative care..
- Compliance in quality of life data: a Norwegian experienceS Kaasa
Palliative Medicine Unit Unit for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Stat Med 17:623-32. 1998..Introduction of the first quality of life questionnaires to the patients is of great importance. Detailed information about the study should be given and the importance of completing the questionnaires should be underlined...
- Challenges in palliative care research; recruitment, attrition and compliance: experience from a randomized controlled trialM S Jordhøy
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Palliat Med 13:299-310. 1999..For HRQL assessment, multi-item questionnaires can achieve excellent compliance up to 1 month before patients' death, but in order to evaluate the very final weeks of life we recommend the use of simpler methods...
- The first year of grief and bereavement in close family members to individuals who have died of cancerG I Ringdal
Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Palliat Med 15:91-105. 2001..However, we found no significant differences in grief reactions between the family members to the intervention and control patients at any point in time, and the pattern of change did not differ significantly for the two groups...
- Centralized inpatient palliative care units in remote areas: an obstacle to future home care?Tom Donnem
Palliat Med 20:116-7. 2006