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Table 8 Correlations between the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30, version 3.0) and PQLI items.

From: The "Palliative Care Quality of Life Instrument (PQLI)" in terminal cancer patients

PQLI EORTC QLQ-C30 QLQ C30 Item Correlation
Keep working Keep working 6 0.91
House chores Stay in bed or a chair 4 0.83
Enjoyment Interfere with social activities 27 0.79
Hobbies Hobbies 7 0.88
Driving or transportation    -
Self care Help with eating, dressing... 5 0.82
Pain Pain 9 0.97
Nausea/vomiting Nausea Vomiting 14 15 0.85 0.89
Lack of appetite Lack of appetite 13 0.97
Weak/tired Weak 12 0.85
Dyspnoea Short of breath   0.92
Diarrhea or Constipation Constipated Diarrhea 16 17 0.91 0.90
Sleep disturbances Trouble sleeping 11 0.95
Like to choose therapeutic schema    -
Able to choose therapeutic schema    -
Satisfactory support of relatives/friends    
Satisfactory support of health care team    
Satisfactory support of nursing stuff    -
Discussion with the doctor on my social relationships    -
Discussion with the doctor on economic/professional problems    -
Discussion with the doctor on my family problems    -
Calm Tense 21 0.83
Optimistic Worry 22 0.88
Blue Depressed 24 0.90
Control of the situation    -
Fears of death    -
Overall Q o L Overall Quality of Life 30 0.84