Assessment of body image inpatients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer

RN Whistance, R Gilbert, P Fayers, RJ Longman, A Pullyblank, M Thomas, JM Blazeby

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Abstract

Purpose This study tested the scale properties and validity of the ten-item body image scale (BIS) in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods Patients completed the BIS and a validated measure of health-related quality of life (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30) after open or laparoscopic resection. A sample of the patients had also previously completed questionnaires before and after surgery. Multi-trait scaling and factor analysis were used to examine the questionnaire scaling, and tests of reliability, clinical and construct validity were performed. Results Eighty-two patients (48 male, 59 open, 23 laparoscopic) participated. Scaling analyses suggested a nine-item scale and one single item. This revised scale structure demonstrated good test-retest reliability (r = 0.94) and no overlap with the key domains of the EORTC QLQ-C30 (r 
Translated title of the contributionAssessment of body image inpatients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369 - 374
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
Volume25(3)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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