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2019 Aug

J Pain Symptom Manage



Reliability and Validity of the Turkish version of the FACIT-PAL quality of life instrument.


Bagcivan G, Bredle J, Bakitas M, Guciz Dogan B
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Aug; 58(2):297-305.e4.
PMID: 31096004.


The accurate measurement of quality of life (QoL) among people with chronic and incurable illnesses is essential for evaluating service delivery, understanding the impact of illness and treatment effects, and testing intervention effectiveness. Palliative care interventions are relatively new in Turkey, therefore it is important that reliable and valid QoL instruments are available to evaluate palliative care effectiveness in Turkish speakers.