[Using "Care Note" to measure the level of satisfaction patients feel with their care, in palliative cancer care, as a measure of their quality of life]

Nihon Ika Daigaku Zasshi. 1997 Dec;64(6):538-45. doi: 10.1272/jnms1923.64.538.
[Article in Japanese]


In this study, a new Questionnaire, "Care Note", was developed for palliative cancer care and it was validated in relation to the level of satisfaction in their daily lives felt by patients during supportive care. Care Note and EORTC QLQ-C 30 were administered to 97 patients with various forms of malignant disease (mean age 61, M/F 73/24). They filled in a Care Note questionnaire twice a week, on average they completed 6.77 questionnaires (a total of 657 questionnaires). The average time to answer was 5.49 minutes, and patients compliance was good. Evaluation indices in the first examination (n = 97) were shown as: content validity, test-retest reliability, item-scale correlation revealed discriminant validity and convergent validity with internal consistency, using Cronbach in the range alpha = 0.695-0.814, were proved. Concurrent validity with EORTC QLQ-C 30 was satisfied. A multiple regression analysis showed that social well-being (p < 0.0001) and global quality of life (p = 0.0001) were explanatory valuables for expressing satisfaction in relation to daily life.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / nursing
  • Neoplasms / psychology
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Palliative Care*
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Regression Analysis
  • Surveys and Questionnaires