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FACT-GOG-NTX

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy/Gynecologic Oncology Group – Neurotoxicity

For patients with Neurotoxicity

 

Overview

The FACT/GOG-NTX provides a targeted assessment of symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, including sensory, motor, and auditory problems and cold sensitivity. This instrument has been demonstrated to be reliable and has internal consistency, content validity, and concurrent validity with sensitivity to change over time among various samples of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The psychometric properties of the 13-item FACT/GOG-NTX have been established with a large sample of clinical trial participants who received an oxaliplatin-based regimen for operable colorectal cancer. The FACT/GOG-NTX subscale yields a single aggregate score, which simplifies its use as a clinical trial endpoint. Individual items can be reviewed in the clinical setting to identify clinically significant symptomatology.

MEASURE NAME:

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy/Gynecologic Oncology Group – Neurotoxicity (FACT/GOG-NTX)

VERSION:

4

NUMBER OF ITEMS:

38

PATIENT POPULATION:

Cancer patients 18 and older with neurotoxicity

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, Neurotoxicity Subscale

TIME FOR COMPLETION:

10-15 minutes

SCORING:

Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Subscale scores, total scores and TOI scores possible. SAS/SPSS algorithms available.

RELATED MEASURES:

Language Availability

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

 

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Related Measures

FACT/GOG-NTX-4

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy/Gynecologic Oncology Group - Neurotoxicity 4 Item Version

FACT/GOG-NTX-13

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy/Gynecologic Oncology Group - Neurotoxicity 13 Item Version

FACT-Taxane

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Taxane

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