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Copyright / Terms of Use


The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy System of Quality of Life questionnaires and all related subscales, translations, and adaptations (“FACIT System”) are owned and copyrighted by David Cella, Ph.D. The ownership and copyright of the FACIT System resides strictly with Dr. Cella. Dr. Cella has granted (We/Us) the right to license usage of the FACIT System to other parties.

Terms of Use

For purposes of reviewing and learning about the FACIT measurement system, users may access and download English versions of FACIT measures and items from this website. You may also request access to translated versions by registering on the site and requesting them. However, in order to use any of our measures, permission must first be obtained by registering and obtaining a license.
You can research our measures here: Once you have determined which questionnaire is best for your research question or population, you will need to register in order to either request translated versions and/or request a license-for-use. Answers to other questions can be found in our FAQ section.

Use of any FACIT measure without licensed permission constitutes a violation of copyright law.

The following terms are applicable to all our licenses. Other terms also apply:

  1. If you receive a translation at no cost (e.g., if you represent a non-profit organization or hospital), you may not earn or enable any financial gain through the distribution, re-use, marketing, or transfer of the licensed material. You agree that the use or implementation of the FACIT system (including any resulting data) under your license will not be used in any commercial activity and will not benefit any party via any financial transaction.

  2. You may not modify any part of the FACIT System without expressed permission from

  3. You may not translate any part of the FACIT System without expressed permission from

  4. In any publication that references the FACIT System and on every element of the FACIT System used in data collection, any copyright information will be listed as it appears on the questionnaire itself.

  5. If the FACIT System is made available on the Internet, one of the following security measures must be implemented to ensure controlled access: (1) password-protected access: all users must be required to enter a valid, individualized password; (2) restricted link or access code: alternatively, access to the FACIT System may be granted through a special link or access code, which must be securely distributed and controlled by Licensee.

  6. We ask that you provide us with copies of any publications resulting from your study or produced as a result of collecting data with any FACIT questionnaire. 

  7. Due to the ongoing and evolving nature of questionnaire development, treatment modalities, and cross-cultural linguistic research, reserves the right to make adaptations or revisions to wording in the FACIT System. If such changes occur while your license is in force, you will have the option to use the changed or unchanged version.

  8. reserves the right to withdraw any license if the licensee engages in scientific or copyright misuse of the FACIT system of questionnaires.

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