Below are the details for the FACIT-AI measure:
Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Ascites Index (FACIT-AI)
NUMBER OF ITEMS:
Cancer patients 18 years and older experiencing ascites
Past 7 days
5 point Likert-type scale
Paper and electronic
Self-administration and interview when applicable
TIME FOR COMPLETION:
Less than 5 minutes
Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Total scores possible.
Available translations of the FACIT-AI can be obtained by registering for permission. Users are not permitted to translate the FACIT-AI without permission from FACIT.org. Permission from FACIT.org to translate the FACIT-AI 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.
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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.
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