Daily Diary Card (Medical Research Council)
Name of Questionnaire
Daily Diary Card (MRC)
Cancer-specific quality of life instrument. Card to be completed daily to examine how general health varies during and after treatment. Development exclusively in patients with lung cancer.
Medical Research Council's Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases Unit and Clinical Oncology and Radiotherapeutics Unit
Cost & availability
No charge. Contact London Lung Cancer Group for information.
Time to complete
Number of items
Domains & categories
Name of categories/domains
Overall condition, physical activity, vomiting, mood, anxiety
Scaling of items
Five-point scale from 1 (most favorable) to 5 (least favorable)
Reasonable agreement between patient and clinician-completed DDC's2.
Minimally important difference
Reported - comparison of four-drug vs. less intensive two-drug chemotherapy in palliative treatment of patients with small cell lung cancer and poor prognosis3, palliative two-fraction vs. more intensive 13-fraction radiotherapy in patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer and good performance status4, combination chemotherapy vs. selective palliative treatment in small cell lung cancer5.
Date of information