The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Bladder – Cystectomy (FACT-Bl-Cys), originally developed as the FACT – Vanderbilt Cystectomy Index (FACT-VCI), is a condition-specific instrument for patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) and urinary diversion (UD) for bladder cancer that measures five domains: Physical, social, emotional, functional well-being, and a bladder/cystectomy subscale. The initial draft was administered to patients with bladder cancer undergoing RC and UD at two major cancer centers. Statistical methods included principal components analysis, Cronbach’s coefficient alpha, and nonparametric correlation coefficients. The FACT-G was used to test criterion-related validity and a linear mixed model tested the effects of time and diversion type on longitudinal scores. The bladder/cystectomy subscale produced a reliable and valid summary score for bladder cancer patients undergoing RC and UD.
Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Bladder – Cystectomy (FACT-Bl-Cys)
NUMBER OF ITEMS:
Bladder cancer patients 18 years and older undergoing radical cystectomy and urinary diversion
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, Bladder/Cystectomy Subscale
TIME FOR COMPLETION:
Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Subscale scores and total scores possible.
Available translations of the FACT-Bl-Cys can be obtained by registering for permission. Users are not permitted to translate the FACT-Bl-Cys without permission from FACIT.org. Permission from FACIT.org to translate the FACT-Bl-Cys 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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