The MD Anderson Symptom Inventory for spine tumors (MDASI-SP) is a site-specific MDASI module. Along with the core MDASI’s 13 symptom items and 6 interference items, the MDASI-SP also assesses 5 symptoms specific to spine cancer:
- radiating spine pain
- weakness in the arms and/or legs
- loss of control of bowel and/or bladder
- changes in bowel pattern (diarrhea or constipation)
- sexual dysfunction
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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
- Purpose: To assess the severity of multiple spine cancer-related symptoms and the impact of these symptoms on daily functioning
- Population: Patients with symptoms caused by spine cancer 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 0.71 to 0.95
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Selected MDASI-SP References
Armstrong TS, Gning I, Mendoza TR, et al. Reliability and validity of the M. D. Anderson Symptom Inventory-Spine Tumor Module. J Neurosurg Spine 12(4):421-430, 2010.
Cleeland CS, Mendoza TR, Wang XS, et al. Assessing Symptom Distress in Cancer: The M. D. Anderson Symptom Inventory. Cancer 89:1634-1646, 2000.