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.
Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Lung Cancer Subscale (FACT-LCS)
NUMBER OF ITEMS:
Lung cancer patients 18 years and older
Past 7 days
5 point Likert-type scale
Paper and electronic
Self-administration and interview when applicable
Lung cancer symptom index
TIME FOR COMPLETION:
Less than 5 minutes
Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Total scores available.
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