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Table 2 The most frequently used assessment instruments

From: Comparison of content and psychometric properties for assessment tools used for brain tumor patients: a scoping review

Assessment instrument Abbreviation N of studies mentioned Frequency (%)
Karnofsky Performance Scale KPS 42 48
Mini-Mental State Examination MMSE 20 23
EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 EORTC QLQ-C30 18 20
EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire-Brain Neoplasm 20 EORTC QLQ-BN20 15 17
Functional Independence Measure FIM 13 15
Trail Making Test TMT 13 15
Barthel Index BI 9 10
Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain FACT-BR 8 9
36-Item Short Form Health Survey SF-36 8 9