The need for supportive care among head and neck cancer patients: psychometric assessment of the Dutch version of the Supportive Care Needs Survey Short-Form SCNS-SF34 and the newly developed head and neck cancer module SCNS-HNCReport as inadecuate




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Supportive Care in Cancer

, Volume 24, Issue 11, pp 4639–4649

First Online: 18 June 2016Received: 05 February 2016Accepted: 06 June 2016DOI: 10.1007-s00520-016-3307-y

Cite this article as: Jansen, F., Witte, B.I., van Uden-Kraan, C.F. et al. Support Care Cancer 2016 24: 4639. doi:10.1007-s00520-016-3307-y

Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this study is to assess the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the 34-item Short-Form Supportive Care Needs Survey SCNS-SF34 and the newly developed module for head and neck cancer HNC patients SCNS-HNC.

MethodsHNC patients were included from two cross-sectional studies. Content validity of the SCNS-HNC was analysed by examining redundancy and completeness of items. Factor structure was assessed using confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses. Cronbach’s alpha, Spearman’s correlation, Mann–Whitney U test, Kruskall–Wallis and intraclass correlation coefficients ICC were used to assess internal consistency, construct validity and test–retest reliability.

ResultsContent validity of the SCNS-HNC was good, although some HNC topics were missing. For the SCNS-SF34, a four-factor structure was found, namely physical and daily living, psychological, sexuality and health system and information and patient support alpha = .79 to .95. For the SCNS-HNC, a two-factor structure was found, namely HNC-specific functioning and lifestyle alpha = .89 and .60. Respectively, 96 and 89 % of the hypothesised correlations between the SCNS-SF34 or SCNS-HNC and other patient-reported outcome measures were found; 57 and 67 % also showed the hypothesised magnitude of correlation. The SCNS-SF34 domains discriminated between treatment procedure physical and daily living p = .02 and psychological p = .01 and time since treatment health system, information and patient support p = .02. Test–retest reliability of SCNS-SF34 domains and HNC-specific functioning domain was above .70 ICC = .74 to .83, and ICC = .67 for the lifestyle domain. Floor effects ranged from 21.1 to 70.9 %.

ConclusionsThe SCNS-SF34 and SCNS-HNC are valid and reliable instruments to evaluate the need for supportive care among Dutch HNC patients.

KeywordsHead and neck cancer Supportive care needs Reliability Validity Psychometric characteristics Internal consistency Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1007-s00520-016-3307-y contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Femke Jansen - Birgit I. Witte - Cornelia F. van Uden-Kraan - Anna M. Braspenning - C. René Leemans - Irma M. Verdonck

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