Quality of life in prostate cancer patients and controls: Psychometric validation of the FACTP-4 in Spanish, and relation to urinary symptoms

José Emilio Batista-Miranda, Carlota Sevilla-Cecilia, Rafael Torrubia, Mireia Musquera, Jordi Huguet-Pérez, Xavier Ponce De León, Antonio Rosales Bordes, José Salvador Bayarri, Humberto Villa Vicencio Mavrich

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and a validity of the Spanish version of the FACT-P and its relation to urinary symptoms. METHODS: The Spanish version of the FACT-P was self-administered to 60 Prostate Cancer patients (pts) waiting to undergo radical treatment and 20 age-matched controls (con) with a negative biopsy. Clinical stage for patients was T1c in 34 and T2 in 26. FACT-P was analysed for internal consistency (Chronbach's a) and relation to symptom scales (IPSS, IPSS bother score and incontinence questionnaire (ICI-SF)). RESULTS: Feasibility (evaluable questionnaires) was 80.9 for con and 95% for pts. Internal consistency was high for all sub-scales (α > 0.7). Emotional well-being subscale and IPSS were significantly higher in pts. (worse emotional wellbeing and more lower urinary tract symptoms). There were no statistically significant differences between pts and con. in any of the other FACT-P sub-scores nor in symptom scores. Correlations were found between some FACT-P sub-scores and bother score. CONCLUSIONS: The Spanish version of the FACTP is feasible and psychometrically valid. Pts undergoing treatment for localized disease have similar QoL that a control group, but higher scores for emotional distress and IPSS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-454
JournalArchivos Espanoles de Urologia
Volume56
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003

Keywords

  • FACT questionnaire
  • Protate cancer
  • Quality of life assesment
  • Questionnaire
  • Questionnaire translation
  • Questionnaire validation

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