The Multiattribute Health Status Classification System evaluates 7 attributes that affect the quality of life in a patient with a history of cancer. While intended primarily for children with cancer, it can be applied to other cancer survivors. The authors are from McMaster University, the Children's Hospital of Chedoke-McMaster, the University of Toronto, and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.



(1) sensation

(2) mobility

(3) emotion

(4) cognition

(5) self-care

(6) pain

(7) fertility


There are 4 responses that are scored from 1 (normal) to 4 (severely affected).



• The level for each attribute is recorded separately and monitored over time.

• The findings over time can be monitored as a 7 dimensional vector (x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7).


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