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FACT-ICM

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Immune Checkpoint Modulator

For patients receiving immunotherapy treatment

 

Overview

Derived from FACIT's item library for the assessment of patient-reported adverse events for immune checkpoint modulators, the FACT-ICM was developed to measure QOL in patients being treated with immunotherapy. The larger item bank can be accessed by searching "immunotherapy" within FACIT's Searchable Item Library.

MEASURE NAME:

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Immune Checkpoint Modulator

VERSION:

4

NUMBER OF ITEMS:

52

PATIENT POPULATION:

Cancer patients 18 years and older receiving immunotherapy treatment

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, Immune Checkpoint Modulator Subscale

TIME FOR COMPLETION:

10-15 minutes

SCORING:

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

RELATED MEASURES:

Language Availability

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

Hansen AR, Ala-Leppilampi K, McKillop C, Siu LL, Bedard PL, Abdul Razak AR, Spreafico A, Sridhar SS, Leighl N, Butler MO, Hogg D, Sacher A, Oza AM, Al-Agha R, Maurice C, Chan CT, Shapera S, Feld JJ, Nisenbaum R, Webster K, Cella D, Parsons J. Development of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Immune Checkpoint Modulator (FACT-ICM): A toxicity subscale to measure quality of life in patients with cancer who are treated with ICMs. Cancer. 2020 Apr 1;126(7):1550-1558. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32692. Epub 2020 Jan 8. PMID: 31914209.


Webster KA, O’Connor ML, Hansen AR, Kircher S, Jim HSL, Dicker AP, Janda M, Ala-leppilampi K,

Bingham CO III, Feliciano J, Henry NL, Steffen McLouth LE, Cella D. Development of a Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy item library and primary symptom list for the assessment of patient-reported adverse events associated with immune checkpoint modulators. J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2020;6:8. http://dx.doi.org/10.20517/2394-4722.2019.38.


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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