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Table 3 Items of the Quality Care Questionnaire-Palliative Care (QCQ-PC) maintained and excluded in the qualitative analysis carried out by researchers according to the two domains defined in the factor analysis

From: Short-form quality care questionnaire-palliative care has acceptable measurement properties in Brazilian cancer patients

Item Decision
Communication with health professionals
1 I am satisfied with the careful manner of medical staff (Eu estou satisfeito(a) com a conduta cuidadosa da equipe de saúde). A
2 I am satisfied with the way of communication of medical staff (Eu estou satisfeito(a) com a forma com que a equipe de saúde se comunica). B
3 I was able to receive adequate care from medical staff (Eu recebi cuidados adequados da equipe de saúde). A
4 I have heard and understood an accurate description of the progress of my disease (Eu ouvi e compreendi a descrição precisa do progresso de minha doença). B
5 The medical staff explained terms that I was curious about (A equipe de saúde me explicou os termos médicos pelos quais demonstrei curiosidade). B
6 I was able to receive the healthcare service I demanded (Eu recebi os cuidados em saúde que precisava). A
7 The medical staff support my decision on care plan (A equipe de saúde apoiou minha decisão sobre o meu plano de tratamento). A
8 I have heard and understood an accurate description of my care plan (Eu ouvi e compreendi a descrição precisa do meu plano de tratamento). B
10 The medical staff paid attention to various symptoms I felt and adjusted them well (A equipe de saúde prestou atenção em vários dos meus sintomas e os tratou adequadamente). A
11 I was able to discourse with medical staff about the value of my life (Eu consegui conversar com a equipe de saúde sobre o valor da minha vida). B
12 I was able to recall what is important to achieve the values and goals of my life while discoursing with medical staff (Eu consegui lembrar o que é importante para alcançar os valores e objetivos da minha vida enquanto conversava com a equipe de saúde). A
13 I was able to express what my family and I expected from care (Eu consegui expressar o que minha família e eu esperávamos do tratamento). A
15 I was able to receive adequate help from medical staff, while I was having difficulties in setting up specific goals related to care (Eu recebi ajuda adequada da equipe de saúde enquanto eu estava tendo dificuldades em estabelecer metas específicas do meu tratamento). A
16 My family and I received an education that is helpful to care (Minha família e eu recebemos informações úteis sobre o meu tratamento). B
17 The medical staff suggested an adequate care plan in consideration of values of my life (A equipe de saúde sugeriu um plano de tratamento adequado, considerando os valores da minha vida). A
19 The medical staff managed intermediate checkups to verify whether I could execute my goals (A equipe de saúde realizou exames intermediários para verificar se eu poderia alcançar meus objetivos). A
26 My family and I received psychological support from medical staff (Minha família e eu recebemos apoio psicológico da equipe de saúde). A
27 Services needed for my care are provided by experts in their respective fields (Os atendimentos necessários para o meu tratamento foram realizados por especialistas em suas respectivas áreas). A
30 The medical staff periodically confirmed my goals and plans toward care (A equipe de saúde confirmou periodicamente os objetivos e planos para o meu tratamento). A
31 The decision on a healthcare plan was reflected by my family and my opinions (A decisão sobre um plano de tratamento levou em consideração a minha família e as minhas opiniões). A
32 I understand the goal of care (Eu entendi o objetivo do tratamento). A
Care and assistance provided by health professionals
9 I was able to have a conversation with medical staff in a relaxed atmosphere (Eu consegui conversar com a equipe de saúde em um ambiente descontraído). A
14 My care plans included the things I was able to try myself (Meus planos de tratamento incluíam as coisas que eu poderia fazer). B
18 I was able to modify my plan when my demand for treatment changed (Eu consegui modificar meu plano de tratamento quando minhas necessidades mudaram). B
21 The medical staff provide support to me and my family to solve spiritual concerns (A equipe de saúde forneceu suporte para mim e minha família resolvermos assuntos espirituais). B
22 The medical staff provided support to me and my family to overcome social crisis (A equipe de saúde forneceu suporte para mim e minha família resolvermos problemas sociais). B
23 The medical staff knew what I wanted (A equipe de saúde sabia o que eu queria). B
24 The medical staff communicated smoothly with me and my family (A equipe de saúde se comunicou sem dificuldades comigo e com minha família). A
28 I was able to get care services at the locations I wanted (Obtive assistência dos profissionais de saúde nos locais que eu queria). B
29 Medical care is immediately provided in a state of crisis (Os cuidados em saúde foram realizados imediatamente durante as crises). A
  1. Items 20 (I was able to receive outpatient care and telephone counseling with plenty of time) and 25 (Outpatient care and telephone counseling were done at the appointed time without delay) were excluded after exploratory factor analysis (factor loading < 0.40). Decision A: Item excluded because it has a different meaning from the domain context or has redundancy; Decision B: Item included in the Short-Form QCQ-PC
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