The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Breast Symptom Index (FBSI) is an 8-item instrument designed as a rapid assessment for measuring HRQOL in breast cancer patients, utilizing items from the FACT-B considered most relevant to patients and clinicians.
FACT Breast Symptom Index (FBSI)
NUMBER OF ITEMS:
Breast cancer patients 18 years and older
Past 7 days
5 point Likert-type scale
Paper and electronic
Self-administration and interview when applicable
Breast cancer symptom index
TIME FOR COMPLETION:
less than 5 minutes
Manual scoring template, some items are reverse scored. Total scores available. SAS/SPSS algorithms available.
Available translations of the FBSI can be obtained by registering for permission. Users are not permitted to translate the FBSI without permission from FACIT.org. Permission from FACIT.org to translate the FBSI 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 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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