Below are the details for the FHNSI measure:
Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Head & Neck Cancer Symptom Index - 10 Item Version (FHNSI)
NUMBER OF ITEMS:
Head & neck patients 18 years and older
Past 7 days
5 point Likert-type scale
Paper and electronic
Self-administration and interview when applicable
Head & neck 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 NFHNSI can be obtained by registering for permission. Users are not permitted to translate the NFHNSI without permission from FACIT.org. Permission from FACIT.org to translate the NFHNSI 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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