A self-administered, short Japanese version of a quality of life (QOL) questionnaire was devised. This questionnaire measured non-disease-specific QOL. It was devised on the basis of the working hypothesis that "attitude towards disease" (F) affects "state of disease" (D), and items related to both F and D were considered. The items were divided into two questionnaires, each of which included certain common key questions.
This artice presents the details of our strategy for developing a short Japanese questionnaire to measure non-disease-specific QOL.
by The Japanese Society of Strategies for Cancer Research and Therapy