The Cancer Coping Questionnaire (CCQ) was designed to measure levels of cognitive, behavioral, emotional and interpersonal coping as cancer patients undergo various therapies to treat cancer diagnosis.
Area of Assessment
Stress & Coping
Patient Reported Outcomes
Cost of equipment
- 21-item self-report questionnaire designed to measure level of coping over the last week
- All participants answer the first 14 questions (Items 1-14), which make up the Total Individual Scale. The Total Individual Scale is divided into 4 subscales: Coping, Positive Focus, Diversion, and Planning
- Only participants with partners answer the last 7 questions (Items 15-21), which make up the Interpersonal Scale.
- Item scores range from 4 (very often) to 1 (not at all) where Maximum Total Score = 84 and Minimum Total Score = 21
- Higher CCQ scores are meant to signify better coping. Higher scores are associated with better adjustments to Adjuvant Psychological Therapy (APT) techniques - i.e. patients with higher scores have incorporated these techniques more often in the last week
- Writing utensil
- Computer (optional)
Required Training Description
The CCQ should be administered by a trained clinician
Brigid Brennan, SPT, Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Kenneth Broeker, SPT, Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Daniela Ortiz, SPT, Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Benjamin Luzar, SPT, Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Lauren Wheeler, SPT, Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Hannah White, SPT, Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Jennifer Burns, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
The results will be more robust and reliable if the Total Individual Scale is used and not subscales.