Quality of life assessment and outcome of palliative care

Eugenio Paci, Guido Miccinesi, Franco Toscani, Marcello Tamburini, Cinzia Brunelli, Massimo Constantini, Carlo Peruselli, Paola Di Giulio, Michele Gallucci, Julia Addington-Hall, Irene J. Higginson

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Quality of life (QoL) assessment is crucial for the evaluation of palliative care outcome. In this paper, our methodological approach was based on the creation of summary measures. Fifty-eight Palliative Care Units (PCUs) in Italy participated in the study. Each PCU randomly selected patients to be 'evaluated' among the consecutively 'registered' patients. At baseline (first visit) and each week the patient was asked to fill in a QoL questionnaire, the Therapy Impact Questionnaire (TIQ). Short-survivors (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-188
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Outcome
  • Palliative care
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing(all)


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