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04-09-2019 | Uitgave 12/2019 Open Access

Quality of Life Research 12/2019

German value sets for the EORTC QLU-C10D, a cancer-specific utility instrument based on the EORTC QLQ-C30

Quality of Life Research > Uitgave 12/2019
Georg Kemmler, Eva Gamper, Virginie Nerich, Richard Norman, Rosalie Viney, Bernhard Holzner, Madeleine King, the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group
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The EORTC QLU-C10D is a new multi-attribute utility instrument derived from the EORTC QLQ-C30, a widely used cancer-specific quality of life questionnaire. It covers ten dimensions: physical, role, social, emotional functioning, pain, fatigue, sleep, appetite, nausea, and bowel problems. To allow national health attitudes to be reflected, country-specific valuations are being performed by collaboration of the Multi-Attribute Utility Cancer (MAUCa) Consortium and the EORTC. The purpose of this paper is to provide German value sets (utility weights) for the QLU-C10D.


Valuations were run in a web-based setting in two general population samples of approximately 2000 adults in total. As the German version of the QLQ-C30 is presently undergoing a revision of the wording of one response category, valuations for both the current and the new version were performed (Germany 1 and 2). Utilities were elicited using a discrete choice experiment (DCE). Data were analyzed by conditional logistic regression and mixed logits.


Completion rates were 88.3% (1002/1135) and 90.4% (1016/1124) for Germany 1 and Germany 2 valuations, respectively. Dimensions with the largest impact on utility weights were, in this order: physical functioning, pain, role functioning, social functioning and nausea (same ordering for both German versions). Several violations of the logical ordering of levels were observed for Germany 1; this was largely improved for Germany 2.


This study established German utility weights for the cancer-specific utility instrument QLU-C10D.

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