Date of this Version

11-30-2015

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Purpose The study objectives are to translate the 21-item Cognitive Symptom Checklist-Work (CSC-W21) to Dutch (CSC-W DV) and to validate the CSC-W DV in working cancer patients. Methods The CSC-W21 was cross-culturally translated and adapted to a Dutch version. In this 19-item version, the dichotomous response option was changed to an ordinal five-point scale. A validation study of the CSC-W DV was conducted among cancer patients who had returned to work during or following cancer treatment. Internal consistency (Cronbach?s ?), structural validity (exploratory factor analysis) and construct validity (hypothesis testing) were evaluated. Results In a cohort of 364 cancer patients, 341 (94æ%) completed the CSC-W DV (aged 50.6?±?8.6æyears, 60æ% women). Exploratory factor analysis revealed two subscales ?working memory? and ?executive function?. The internal consistency of the total scale and subscales was high (Cronbach?s ??=?0.93?0.95). Hypothesis testing showed that self-reported cognitive limitations at work were related to work functioning (P?

Originally Published In

Journal of Cancer Survivorship

PMID

26620817

DOI

10.1007/s11764-015-0500-9

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