Gotham__Org Gotham White.png
FACIT-Pal

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Palliative Care

 

Overview

Below are the details for the FACIT-Pal measure:

MEASURE NAME:

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Palliative Care (FACIT-Pal)

VERSION:

4

NUMBER OF ITEMS:

39

PATIENT POPULATION:

Palliative care patients

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, Palliative Care Subscale

TIME FOR COMPLETION:

10-15 minutes

SCORING:

Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Subscale scores and total scores possible. SAS/SPSS algorithms available.

RELATED MEASURES:

Language Availability

Available translations of the FACIT-Pal can be obtained by registering for permission. Users are not permitted to translate the FACIT-Pal without permission from FACIT.org. Permission from FACIT.org to translate the FACIT-Pal 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

Bakitas, M., Lyons, K., Hegel, M., Balan, S., Barnett, K., Brokaw, F., Byock, I., Hull, J., Li, Z., McKinstry, E., Seville, J., & Ahles, T.  The project ENABLE II randomized controlled trial to improve palliative care for rural patients with advanced cancer: Baseline findings, methodological challenges, and solutions.  Palliative and Supportive Care 2009; 7: 75–86. doi: 10.1017/S1478951509000108.


Greisinger, A., Lorimor, R., Aday, L., Winn, R., & Baile, W.  Terminally III Cancer Patients: Their most important concerns.  Cancer Practice 1997; 5(3): 147-154.  


King, M., Agar, M., Currow, D., Hardy, J., Fazekas, B., & McCaffre, N.  Assessing quality of life in palliative care settings: head-to-head comparison of four patient-reported outcome measures (EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL, FACT-Pal, FACT-Pal-14, FACT-G7). Supportive Care in Cancer 2020; 28:141–153.  doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04754-9. 


Lyons,K., Bakitas, M., Hegel, M., Hanscom, B, Hull, J., & Ahles, T.  Reliability and Validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy- Palliative Care (FACIT-Pal) Scale. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2009; 37(1).  doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.12.015.


Zeng, L., Bedard, G., Cella, D., Thavarajah, N., Chen, E., Zhang, L., Bennett, M., Peckham, K., DeCosta, S., Beaumont, J., Tsao, M., Danjoux, C., Barnes, E., Sahgal, & A. Chow, E. (2013) Preliminary results of the generation of a shortened quality of life assessment for patients with advanced cancer: the FACIT-Pal-14. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2013; 16(5): 509-515.  doi: 10.1089/jpm.2012.059.


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-Pal-14

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Palliative Care 14 Item Version

FACIT-Sp

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spiritual Well-Being

FACIT-Sp-EX

Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spiritual Well-Being Expanded Version

Gotham__Group-Gotham-White_SFW.png
Lauren Lent, DHA, MS
President, FACITtrans, LLC
Executive Director, FACIT.org
About Us
© 2020 FACIT.org 
Benjamin Arnold, MA
Executive Director, FACITtrans, LLC
Jason Bredle, MFA
Director, FACIT.org