Promoting Excellence : FACT - G (FACT-L)

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Used to assess the functional status of patients with specific cancer diagnosis.

Clinical Care Tool - Clinical Assessment Tool

David Cella, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Northwestern University Medical School

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[email protected]

Fairclough, DL & Cella DF. (1996) Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT-G): Non-response to individual questions. Quality of Life Research, 5, 321-329.Cella, D. Manual of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) scales (version 4). Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1997

quality of life, function, functional performance, health status, physical disability, cancer, functional assessment

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