The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Fatigue (FACIT-F) is a 40-item measure that assesses self-reported fatigue and its impact upon daily activities and function. It was developed in the mid-1990’s to meet a growing demand for more precise evaluation of fatigue associated with anemia in cancer patients. It is a subset of the longer (47-item) Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Anemia (FACT-An), which includes the 27-item FACT-G and a 20-item subscale addressing additional concerns associated with the anemia of cancer and its treatment. This 20-item subscale, referred to as the anemia subscale, is comprised of 13 items that assess fatigue and its impact (the FACIT-Fatigue), and 7 additional symptoms associated with anemia (e.g., shortness of breath; headache).
Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Fatigue (FACIT-F)
NUMBER OF ITEMS:
Cancer patients 18 years and older experiencing fatigue
Past 7 days
5 point Likert-type scale
Paper and electronic
Self-administration and interview when applicable
Physical Well-Being, Social/Family Well-Being, Emotional Well-Being, Functional Well-Being, Fatigue
TIME FOR COMPLETION:
Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Subscale scores, total scores and TOI scores possible. SAS/SPSS algorithms available.
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