- Assessment Tools for Palliative Care
- Technical Brief
- Authors of Report
- Methodology description
- First, we engaged Key Informants representing both patient/caregiver and provider/researcher perspectives to help guide the project. We then sought systematic reviews of palliative care assessment tools and applications of tools through searches of PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane, PsycINFO and PsycTESTS from January 1, 2007 to August 29, 2016. We conducted supplemental searches of information on palliative care tools, including comprehensive reviews published prior to our date limitation, Web sites, and a targeted search for primary articles to identify tools where no recent high-quality systematic review was identified. We organized tools by the eight domains (subdomains) from the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Palliative Care: structure and process, physical, psychological and psychiatric, social (caregiver), spiritual and religious, cultural, care at the end of life (bereavement), ethical and legal; as well as a ninth domain for multidimensional tools (quality of life and patient experience).
- Report not yet published.
Data entered retrospectively via importing existing word documents from the final report.
Uploaded files contain data on supplemental search results, palliative care tool (tool) characteristics, measurement characteristics, psychometric properties of tools, population and setting characteristics of tools ROBIS assessments, reference files.
This was a technical brief, not a systematic review.
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