scoring.QLQBN20: Scoring of the module EORTC QLQ-BN20 for brain cancer

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References

Description

A program that computes the scores of the module QLQ-BN20 specific to brain cancer according to the EORTC scoring manual.

Usage

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scoring.QLQBN20(X, id="", time="")

Arguments

X

input data matrix or data frame with items of the EORTC QLQ-BN20 in columns. Missing values are inserted as NA.

id

name of the variable in the dataframe X corresponding to the patient identification number

time

name of the variable in the dataframe X corresponding to the time identification number

Details

A score is generated if the patient answered to at least half of the corresponding items. The scores are generated according to the EORTC scoring guidelines. Simple imputation by the personal mean is retained. In this way, missing items are ignored if at least half of the items are filled per dimension.

Value

Y

a data frame with the id and time variables of dataframe X and the score obtained for each dimension. Each score is represented by one column of Y. The names of the scores are those proposed in the scoring manual. If id and time parameters are not specified, then Y only contains the scores

Author(s)

Amelie Anota

Maintainer: Amelie Anota <aanota@chu-besancon.fr>

References

Taphoorn, M.J., et al. (2010). An international validation study of the EORTC brain cancer module (EORTC QLQ-BN20) for assessing health-related quality of life and symptoms in brain cancer patients. European Journal of Cancer, 46(6), 1033-1040.



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