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Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Melanoma

For patients with melanoma



Below are the details for the FACT-M measure:


Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Melanoma (FACT-M)






Melanoma patients 18 years and older


Past 7 days


5 point Likert-type scale


Paper and electronic


Self-administration and interview when applicable


Physical Well-Being, Social/Family Well-Being, Emotional Well-Being, Functional Well-Being, Melanoma Subscale


10-15 minutes


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


Language Availability

Available translations of the FACT-M can be obtained by registering for permission. Users are not permitted to translate the FACT-M without permission from Permission from to translate the FACT-M may also be contingent upon timeline expectations and availability of FACIT staff. Translations must undergo a rigorous methodology under the guidance of 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.

Language Availability


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

Selected References

Askew, R., Xing, Y., Plamer, J., Cella, D., Moye, L., & Cormier, J.  Evaluating minimal important differences for the FACT-Melanoma quality of life questionnaire.  Value in Health 2009; 12(8): 1144–1150.  doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4733.2009.00570.x.

Bharmal, M.  Fofana, F., Barbosa, C., Williams, P., Mahnke, L., Marrel, A., & Schlichting, M.  Psychometric properties of the FACT-M questionnaire in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma.  Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017; 15:247.  doi: 10.1186/s12955-017-0815-5.

Bagge, AS.L., Ben-Shabat, I., Belgrano, V. et al. Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients Who have In-Transit Melanoma Metastases Treated with Isolated Limb Perfusion. Ann Surg Oncol 23, 2062–2069 (2016).

Cormier, J., Davidson, L, Webster, K., Cella, D., Xing, Y., Ross, M., Gershenwald, J., Lee, J., Mansfield, P., Camacho, L., Kim, K., Papadopoulos, N., & Palmer, J.  Prospective assessment of the reliability, validity, and sensitivity to change of the functional assessment of cancer therapy-melanoma (FACT-Melanoma) questionnaire. Cancer 2008; 112(10): 2249-2257.  doi: 10.1002/cncr.23424.

Cormier, J., Davidson, L., Xing, Y., Webster, K., & Cella, D.  Measuring quality of life in patients with melanoma: Development of the FACT-Melanoma subscale.  Journal of Supportive Oncology 2005; 3(2): 139-145.  

Lindqvist Bagge AS, Wesslau H, Cizek R, Holmberg CJ, Moncrieff M, Katsarelias D, Carlander A, Olofsson Bagge R. Health-related quality of life using the FACT-M questionnaire in patients with malignant melanoma: A systematic review. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2021 Sep 20:S0748-7983(21)00739-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2021.09.013. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34600786.

Robinson, D., Cormier, J., Zhao, N., Uhlar, C., Revicki, D., & Cella, D.  Health-related quality of life among patients with metastatic melanoma: results from an international Phase 2 multicenter study.  Melanoma Research 2012; 22(1):54–62.  doi: 10.1097/CMR.0b013e32834d3da0.

Swartz, R., Baum, G.,  Askew, R., Palmer, J., Ross,  M., & Cormier, J.  Reducing patient burden to the FACT-Melanoma quality-of-life questionnaire.  Melanoma research  2012; 22(2): 158-63.  doi: 10.1097/CMR.0b013e3283511dbf.

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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