Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General (FACT-G)

Cella D


Basic description

  • Developed in 1987
  • The FACT-G is the generic CORE of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy Measurement System (FACIT)
  • It can be used with patients of any tumour type
  • It can be supplemented by specific modules addressing relevant disease-, treatment-, or condition-related issues not already covered in the general questionnaire

Cella D

© David Cella, 1987, 1997. All rights reserved
To measure the quality of life in people with cancer
Therapeutic area
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
  • Neoplasms
Therapeutic indication
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Generic for Neoplasms
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
65 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Cella DF, Tulsky DS, Gray G, et al. The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) scale: Development and validation of the general measure. Journal of Clinical Oncology 1993, 11(3), 570-579 (PubMed abstract)
Webster, K., Odom, L., Peterman, A., Lent, L., Cella, D. The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) measurement system: Validation of version 4 of the core questionnaire. Quality of Life Research 1999, 8(7):604

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