Development of Spanish questionnaire to measure Cancer Survivors' Unmet Needs (CaSUN)

Emilia Arrighi, Albert J. Jovell, María Dolors Navarro, Antoni Font

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© Asociación de Psicooncología de Madrid. Methods: A self-report measure of cancer survivors’ unmet needs was developed. In Phase I, it was taken into consideration the construct definition, literature review and previous qualitative research that identified needs in survivors. Spanish Questionnaire of Cancer Survivors’ Unmet Needs (CESC) was review by an expert panel up to the final version. In Phase 2, the measure was completed by 109 cancer survivors.Background: To develop and evaluate a questionnaire to measure cancer survivors’ unmet needs.Results: CESC questionnaire included 25 need items. Good acceptability, internal consistency and validity were demonstrated. Factor analysis identified three factors: Physical, Emotional and Employment/Economic.Conclusions: The CESC, first instrument in Spanish, will facilitate the evaluation of target services and generation of service delivery recommendations for cancer survivors. Even if it is a preliminary version, results are encouraging.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1064
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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