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Development and preliminary testing of a brief clinical tool to enable daily monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity: The Daily Chemotherapy Toxicity self-Assessment Questionnaire

Maguire, Roma; Kotronoulas, Grigorios; Donnan, Peter T; Paterson, Catherine; McCann, Lisa; Connaghan, John; Di Domenico, David G. G. and Kearney, Nora (2018). Development and preliminary testing of a brief clinical tool to enable daily monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity: The Daily Chemotherapy Toxicity self-Assessment Questionnaire. European journal of cancer care, 27(6), article no. e12890.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12890
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Abstract

Close monitoring of chemotherapy toxicity can be instrumental in ensuring prompt symptom management and quality care. Our aim was to develop a brief clinical tool to enable daily assessment of chemotherapy toxicity and investigate/establish its content validity, feasibility/applicability, internal consistency and stability. Development of the Daily Chemotherapy Toxicity self-Assessment Questionnaire (DCTAQ) was based on an initial item pool created from two scoping reviews. Expert panel review (n = 15) and cognitive debriefing with patients with cancer (n = 7) were used to establish content validity. Feasibility/acceptability, applicability (self-report vs. interview-like administration), internal consistency (KR-20) and test-retest reliability (at 1-hr intervals) of the DCTAQ were field-tested with 82 patients with breast or colorectal cancer receiving active chemotherapy at eight hospitals. Initial development/content validity stages enabled item revisions and re-wording that led to a final, 11-item DCTAQ version with 10 core symptom items plus one open-ended "any other symptom" item. Feasibility and acceptability were demonstrated through the absence of participant withdrawals, absence of missing data and no complaints about tool length. The DCTAQ was found to have modest internal consistency (KR-20 = 0.56), but very good test-retest reliability. The DCTAQ is a brief clinical tool that allows for rapid and accurate daily assessments of chemotherapy toxicity in clinical practice

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN: 1365-2354
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetNHS Scotland
Not SetNot SetThe Burdett Trust for Nursing
Not SetNot SetPhilips Healthcare Incubator
Keywords: cancer; chemotherapy toxicity; Daily Chemotherapy Toxicity self-Assessment Questionnaire; patient-reported outcomes; reliability; validity
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 55873
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2018 10:59
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 10:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55873
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