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FACT-Cog

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Cognitive Function

For patients with Cognitive function issues

 

Overview

Below are the details for the FACT-Cog measure:

MEASURE NAME:

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Cognitive Function (FACT-Cog)

VERSION:

3

NUMBER OF ITEMS:

37

PATIENT POPULATION:

Cancer patients 18 years and older with chemotherapy-induced cognitive problems

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:

Perceived Cognitive Impairments, Impact of Perceived Cognitive Impairments on QoL, Comments from Others, Perceived Cognitive Abilities

TIME FOR COMPLETION:

10-15 minutes

SCORING:

Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Subscale scores and primary scores possible.

RELATED MEASURES:

Language Availability

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

Cheung, Y., Shwe, M., Chui, W., Chay, W., Ang, S., Dent, R., Yap, Y., Lo, S., Ng, R., & Chan, A.  Effects of Chemotherapy and Psychosocial Distress on Perceived Cognitive Disturbances in Asian Breast Cancer Patients. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2012; 46: 1645-1655. doi: 10.1345/aph.1R408.


Jacobs, S., Jacobsen, P., Booth-Jones, am., Wagner, L., & Anasetti, C.  Evaluation of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Cognitive Scale with Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplant Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2007; 33(1): 13-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.06.011.


Joly, F., Lange, M., Rigal, O., Correia, H., Giffard, B., Beaumont, J., Clisant, S., & Wagner, L.  French version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy–Cognitive Function (FACT-Cog) version 3. Support Care Cancer 2012; 20: 3297–3305. doi: 10.1007/s00520-012-1439-2.


Park, J., Bae, S., Jung, Y. S., & Jung. Y. M.  The psychometric properties of the Korean version of the functional assessment of cancer therapy-cognitive (FACT-Cog) in Korean patients with breast cancer. Support Care Cancer 2015; 23(9): 2695-2703. doi: 10.1007/s00520-015-2632-x.  


Vardy, J., Wong, K., Yi. Q., Park, A., Maruff, P., Wagner, L., & Tannock, I. Assessing cognitive function in cancer patients. Support Care Cancer 2006; 14: 1111–1118. doi: 10.1007/s00520-006-0037-6.


Wagner, L., Sweet, J., Butt, Z., Lai, J.-S., & Cella, D. Measuring patient self-reported cognitive function: development of the functional assessment of cancer therapy–cognitive function instrument. Journal of Supportive Oncology 2009; 7(6): W32-W39.      


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.

 

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