The MD Anderson Symptom Inventory chronic graft-versus-host disease module (MDASI-cGVHD) is a treatment-specific MDASI module. Along with the core MDASI’s 13 symptom items and 6 interference items, the MDASI-cGVHD also assesses 5 symptoms specific to chronic graft-versus-host disease:
- muscle weakness
- skin problems
- eye problems
- joint stiffness or soreness
- changes in sexual function
Every MDASI Module Contains...
All 13 MDASI core symptoms
pain, fatigue, nausea, disturbed sleep, distress, shortness of breath, difficulty remembering, lack of appetite, drowsiness, dry mouth, sadness, vomiting, numbness/tingling
All 6 MDASI interference items
general activity, mood, work, relations with others, walking, enjoyment of life
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- Purpose: To assess the severity of multiple symptoms related to the development of chronic graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and the impact of these symptoms on daily functioning
- Population: Patients with symptoms caused by chronic graft-versus-host disease and its treatment
- Assessment areas: Severity of multiple symptoms and the impact of symptoms on daily functioning during the last 24 hours
- Method: Self-report; paper-and-pencil form or tablet PC (self-administered or via interview), or telephone-based interactive voice response (IVR) system
- Time required: Five minutes
- Scoring: Please see the MDASI User's Guide
- Reliability: Cronbach alpha reliability ranges from 0.75 to 0.91
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