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FACT-G Caregiver

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General - Caregiver

Adaptation of FACT-G for family caregivers

 

Overview

This version of the FACT-G has been adapted for family members caring for a loved one with cancer and can be scored like the FACT-G.

MEASURE NAME:

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General - Caregiver (FACT-G Caregiver)

VERSION:

4

NUMBER OF ITEMS:

27

PATIENT POPULATION:

Family caregivers 18 years and older caring for cancer 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

TIME FOR COMPLETION:

5-10 minutes

SCORING:

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

RELATED MEASURES:

Language Availability

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

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

Song L., Tan X., Bredle J., Bennett A.V., Northouse L. Psychometric properties of the FACT-G quality of life scale for family caregivers of cancer patients. Qual Life Res 2020 Aug;29(8):2241-2252. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02477-7. Epub 2020 Apr 3. PMID: 32246432; PMCID: PMC7363734.


Northouse L., Kershaw T., Mood D., Schafenacker A. Effects of a family intervention on the quality of life of women with recurrent breast cancer and their family caregivers. Psychooncology 2005 Jun;14(6):478-91. doi: 10.1002/pon.871. PMID: 15599947.


Northouse L.L., Mood D.W., Schafenacker A., Montie J.E., Sandler H.M., Forman J.D., Hussain M., Pienta K.J., Smith D.C., Kershaw T. Randomized clinical trial of a family intervention for prostate cancer patients and their spouses. Cancer 2007 Dec 15;110(12):2809-18. doi: 10.1002/cncr.23114. PMID: 17999405.


Northouse L.L., Mood D.W., Schafenacker A., Kalemkerian G., Zalupski M., LoRusso P., Hayes D.F., Hussain M., Ruckdeschel J., Fendrick A.M., Trask P.C., Ronis D.L., Kershaw T. Randomized clinical trial of a brief and extensive dyadic intervention for advanced cancer patients and their family caregivers. Psychooncology2013 Mar;22(3):555-63. doi: 10.1002/pon.3036. Epub 2012 Jan 31. PMID: 22290823; PMCID: PMC3387514.


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

FACT-G

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General

FACT-GP

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General Population

CRRS

Caregiver Roles and Responsibilities Scale

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Executive Director, FACIT.org
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