Below are the details for the FACIT-Pal-14 measure:
Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Palliative Care 14 Item Version (FACIT-Pal-14)
NUMBER OF ITEMS:
Palliative care patients
Past 7 days
5 point Likert-type scale
Paper and electronic
Self-administration and interview when applicable
Palliative Care Index
TIME FOR COMPLETION:
Less than 5 minutes
Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Total scores possible.
Available translations of the FACIT-Pal-14 can be obtained by registering for permission. Users are not permitted to translate the FACIT-Pal-14 without permission from FACIT.org. Permission from FACIT.org to translate the FACIT-Pal-14 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.
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