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Table 3 Outcomes and instruments

From: The Heidelberg Milestones Communication Approach (MCA) for patients with prognosis <12 months: protocol for a mixed-methods study including a randomized controlled trial

Outcome Instrument
Supportive care needs SCNS-SF34-G (for patients) [42]
SCNS-P&C-G (for caregivers) [44]
Patient quality of life SEIQoL-Q [46]
FACT-G, FACT-L [47, 48]
Depression and anxiety PHQ-4 [47]
Patient distress Distress thermometer [56]
  1. FACT-G Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy: general, FACT-L Functional, Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy: lung cancer, PHQ-4 Patient Health Questionnaire: short form (four questions), SCNS-P&C-G Supportive Care Needs Survey for Partners and Caregivers (German version), SCNS-SF34- G Supportive Care Needs Survey: Short Form for Patients (German version), SEIQoL-Q Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life