All translations, adaptations, symptom indices, computer programs, and scoring algorithms, and any other related documents of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Measurement System, including the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT), are owned and copyrighted by, and the intellectual property of, David Cella, Ph.D. Copyright protection is also extended to electronic versions of all FACIT documents and products. By downloading documents from this website you agree to the following:
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