The MD Anderson Symptom Inventory for traditional Chinese medicine (MDASI-TCM) is a treatment-specific MDASI module. Along with the core MDASI’s 13 symptom items and 6 interference items, the MDASI-TCM also assesses 7 symptoms specific to Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches:
- feeling cold
- bitter taste
- palpitations (racing heartbeat)
- heat in the palms or soles of the feet
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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 symptoms related to TCM and the impact of these symptoms on daily functioning
- Population: Patients with symptoms caused by TCM 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 0.88 to 0.91
Li ZD, Shi Q, Liu M, et al. Validation and application of a module of the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory for use with Traditional Chinese Medicine (MDASI-TCM). J Natl Cancer Inst Monographs. In press.