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FACT-LCS

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Lung Cancer Subscale

For patients with Lung cancer; a FACT-Lung Symptom Index (a subset of FACT-L containing 7 items)

 

Overview

The FACT-LCS is the lung cancer subscale of the FACT-L. The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Lung (FACT-L) is a 36-item self-report instrument that measures multidimensional quality of life. It was developed from 1987-1993 and first published in 1995. The FACT-L meets a growing need for disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaires that address the general and unique concerns of patients diagnosed with lung cancer. Subsequent to its development, its results have been published in over 25 papers from over 15 unique data sets including over 4,000 people with lung cancer. Since 1995, studied groups have included cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, cancer patients receiving radiotherapy, terminally-ill patients and disease-free survivors. It is a widely-used, reliable and valid measure of multidimensional health status among people with lung cancer. It is brief, has clearly-written, easy-to-read questions, flexible modes of administration shown to be equivalent, and is translated in several dozen languages.

MEASURE NAME:

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Lung Cancer Subscale (FACT-LCS)

VERSION:

4

NUMBER OF ITEMS:

7

PATIENT POPULATION:

Lung cancer patients 18 years and older

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:

Lung cancer symptom index

TIME FOR COMPLETION:

Less than 5 minutes

SCORING:

Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Total scores available.

RELATED MEASURES:

Language Availability

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

Cheng, C., Chen, L., Ning, Z., Zhang, C., Chen, H., Chen,  Z. Zhu, X., Xie, J. Acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue in lung cancer patients: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial.  Support Care Cancer 2017; 25(12): 3807-3814. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3812-7.


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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FLSI

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NFLSI-17

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Lung Cancer Symptom Index - 17 Item Version

FLSI-12

Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Lung Cancer Symptom Index - 12 Item Version

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