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What changes in health-related quality of life matter to multiple myeloma patients? A prospective study.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal Of Haematology
1600-0609
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Volume
84
Issue
4
Pages
345–353
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0609.2009.01404.x
PMID: 20041946
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Calculation of MIDs as mean score changes or by ROC analysis suggested that a change in the EORTC QLQ-C30 score in the range of approximately 6-17 is considered important by patients with MM. These MIDs are closer to a medium effect size than to a small effect size. Our findings imply that mean score changes smaller than 6 are unlikely to be important to the patients, even if these changes are statistically significant.

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