Below are the details for the FACT-Br measure:
Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Brain (FACT-Br)
NUMBER OF ITEMS:
Brain cancer patients 18 years and older
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, Brain Cancer Subscale
TIME FOR COMPLETION:
Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Subscale scores and total scores possible. SAS/SPSS algorithms available
Available translations of the FACT-Br can be obtained by registering for permission. Users are not permitted to translate the FACT-Br without permission from FACIT.org. Permission from FACIT.org to translate the FACT-Br 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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