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Gomez-Veiga F.,Complejo Hospitalario Universitario rufta | Cozar J.M.,Servicio de Urologia | Gunthner S.,Servicio de Urologia | PuyoI-Pallas M.,Servicio de Urologia | And 2 more authors.
Actas Urologicas Espanolas | Year: 2010

Introduction: Prostate cancer (PC) states as the most frequent tumor in elderly patients. Although no direct involvement in death-related, PC entails an important lost in patient's quality of life. There are several questionnaires adapted to Spanish in order to measure the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in PC patients. Objectives: To describe the content and feasibility of the Spanish CAVIPRES questionnaire both in its short version to the clinical daily practice and also in the extended version to be used in the investigational protocols. Materials and methods: A detailed review of the different quality of life-related aspects of PC patients gathered in the questionnaire and a cross-comparison with other adapted HRQoL available is been performed. Results: The HRQoL CAVIPRES questionnaire gathers information regarding social and partner support, psychological conditions of the patients, and also life expectancies against disease outcome together with classical symptomatic parameters as other available and adapted questionnaires. Conclusion: The CAVIPRES questionnaire in its short version is an adequate, feasible, valid, reliable and sensitive to change in the measurement of HRQoL in PC patients. The extended version is valid to be used in clinical research of PC patients. Both versions have been donated by Abbott to the Spanish Association of Urology (AEU) and are available at AEU web site (www.eau.es). © 2010 AEU. Published by Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

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