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FACIT-AD

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Abdominal Discomfort

For patients with Abdominal symptoms

 

Overview

Below are the details for the FACIT-AD measure:

MEASURE NAME:

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Abdominal Discomfort (FACIT-AD)

VERSION:

4

NUMBER OF ITEMS:

30

PATIENT POPULATION:

Cancer patients 18 years and older with abdominal discomfort

RECALL PERIOD:

Past 7 days

RESPONSE SCALE:

5 point Likert-type scale

DATA COLLECTION:

Paper and electronic

ADMINISTRATION:

Self-administration and interview when applicable

SUBSCALE DOMAINS:

Physical Well-Being, Social/Family Well-Being, Emotional Well-Being, Functional Well-Being, Abdominal Discomfort Subscale

TIME FOR COMPLETION:

5-10 minutes

SCORING:

Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Subscale scores, total scores and TOI possible.

RELATED MEASURES:

Language Availability

Available translations of the FACIT-AD can be obtained by registering for permission. Users are not permitted to translate the FACIT-AD without permission from FACIT.org. Permission from FACIT.org to translate the FACIT-AD may also be contingent upon timeline expectations and availability of FACIT staff. Translations must undergo a rigorous methodology under the guidance of FACIT.org which includes multiple translators, QA steps and cognitive interviews with patients. For commercial use, FACITtrans is the approved translation vendor to translate the FACIT measurement system.

Please contact us for more information.

 
 

Licensing

Licensing fees are assessed on a per trial/per measure basis for commercial use. There is no fee for use of the English version, but a license should be obtained.

Non-commercial use is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Licensing fees are typically not applied to investigator-initiated research, students, or clinical use.

To license an available version of this measure for commercial or non-commercial use, please complete our registration form. All of the information provided in the form will be kept strictly confidential. For questions, please contact us.

 

Selected References

Wenzel, L., Huang, H., Armstrong, D., Walker, J., & Cella, D.  Health-Related Quality of Life During and After Intraperitoneal Versus Intravenous Chemotherapy for Optimally Debulked Ovarian Cancer: A Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2007; 25(4): 437-443.  doi: 10.1200 /JCO.2006.07.3494.


Wenzel, L., Huang, H., Cella, D., Walker, J., & Armstrong, D.  Validation of FACT/COG-AD subscale for ovarian cancer related abdominal discomfort: A Gynecologic Group Study. Gynecologic Oncology 2008. 110 (1): 60-64. 


Bonomi, A.E., Cella, D.D., Hahn, E.A., Bjordal, K., Sperner, B., Gangeri, L., Bergman, B., Willems, J., Hanquet, P., & Zittoun, R.  Multilingual translation of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) quality of life measurement system. Quality of Life Research 1996; 5: 309-320.


Eremenco, S., Arnold, B., & Cella, D. A comprehensive method for the translation and cross-cultural validation of health status questionnaires. Evaluation & the Health Professions 2005; 28(2): 212-232.


Webster K., Cella D., & Yost K. The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) measurement system: Properties applications, and interpretation. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003; 1(1): 79-85.


Yost K.J., Eton D.T. Combining distribution- and anchor-based approaches to determine minimally important differences: The FACIT experience. Evaluation & the Health Professions 2005; 28(2): 172-191.

 

Related Measures

FACIT-D

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Diarrhea

FACT-Ga

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Gastric

FACIT-AI

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Ascites Index

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Lauren Lent, DHA, MS
President, FACITtrans, LLC
Executive Director, FACIT.org
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Benjamin Arnold, MA
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Jason Bredle, MFA
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