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|Title:||Transcultural adaptation and validation of the Serbian version of the colorectal-specific quality of life questionnaire FACT-C|
|Authors:||Ilic Zivojinovic J.|
|Abstract:||Objective Transcultural adaptation and validation of the FACT-C questionnaire to Serbian language. Methods The study included 131 patients with colorectal cancer. Translation included standard forward and backward translation from original language to Serbian and back. Pilot testing of the questionnaire was conducted on 10 patients with diagnosed colorectal cancer. The questionnaires EORTC-QLQ-C30 and DASS will be used as validated tools to evaluate validity of examined, FACT-C questionnaire. Results The FACT-C demonstrated satisfactory construct validity using Cronbach's alpha. Satisfactory concurrent validity was demonstrated using correlations with EORTC-QLQ-C30 and DASS questionnaires. High reproducibility was demonstrated using repeated questionnaires on 30 patients two weeks after the first interview. Conclusion The Serbian version of the FACT-C was demonstrated to have satisfactory applicability, reliability and validity in Serbian patients with colorectal cancer. It can be considered as a valid colorectal cancer specific health related quality of life tool for the Serbian population.|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac|
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