Reliability testing of oxaliplatin-associated neurotoxicity questionnaire (OANQ), a pilot study
2016 (English)In: Supportive Care in Cancer, ISSN 0941-4355, E-ISSN 1433-7339, Vol. 24, no 2, 747-754 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study was to test the reliability of the Swedish version of the Oxaliplatin-Associated Neurotoxicity Questionnaire (OANQ) administrated throughout a self-reported mobile phone-based system, a pilot study.
Twenty-three patients from two university hospitals and two regional hospitals who had been treated with oxaliplatin were included through purposive sampling between autumn 2013 to autumn 2014. A test-retest was performed through a mobile phone-based system, with a recall period of 1 h to determine the reliability of the questionnaire.
Internal consistency was strong for the three domains of the scale (α > 0.840). The statistical analyses for the test-retest indicated that the OANQ was stable. Intraclass correlation (ICC) for symptom items and effect on daily activities items showed an overall excellent reproducibility at 69 and 83 %, respectively. The weighted kappa for symptom items and daily activities items showed an overall almost perfect agreement at 59 and 52 %, respectively. A paired samples t test did not reveal any significant differences between the two measures.
The OANQ was tested and considered a reliable assessment for capturing the oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neurotoxicity (OIPN) in patients receiving oxaliplatin. However, further reliability testing of the OANQ is needed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016. Vol. 24, no 2, 747-754 p.
Oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neurotoxicity; Oxaliplatin; Symptom
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121518DOI: 10.1007/s00520-015-2838-yISI: 000367458200028PubMedID: 26137985OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121518DiVA: diva2:856131
Funding agencies: Division of Nursing Science at the Department of Medical and Health Sciences2015-09-232015-09-232016-09-26Bibliographically approved