BCRL questionnaires: climate and Indigenous groups

Gordon, Susan, Sheppard, Lorraine, and Selby, Anita (2009) BCRL questionnaires: climate and Indigenous groups. Journal of Lymphoedema, 4 (2). pp. 44-51.

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Abstract

Valid and reliable subjective questionnaires are essential to enable research regarding the effect of breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) on quality of life (QoL). This review was undertaken to determine the reliability and validity of four current subjective questionnaires for the evaluation of BCRL, particularly with respect to climate and ethnic or indigenous groups. Searches were performed using Medline and CINAHL databases. No studies specifically targeted indigenous groups and limited evidence is available to support the use of current questionnaires to diagnose or provide an early indication of onset of BCRL.

Item ID: 11344
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Breast-cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL); climate; Indigenous groups; Quality of Life (QoL)
ISSN: 1750-7235
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 01:37
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 80%
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