Protocol - Spirituality in Chronic Illness
A 12-item questionnaire that is part of the FACIT© Measurement System that measures spiritual well-being among people with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Permission to use FACIT© scales can be obtained by completing a simple user’s agreement. Registering will grant access to the scoring and interpretation materials. There is no cost for academic researchers, however, there is a cost at the commercial level. All translations, adaptations, symptom indices, computer programs, and scoring algorithms, and any other related documents of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT©) Measurement System, including the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT), are owned and copyrighted by, and the intellectual property of, David Cella, Ph.D. Copyright protection is extended to electronic versions of all FACIT documents and products.
Personnel and Training Required
The FACIT© scales are designed to be self-administered but can be administered by interview format (person-to-person and over the telephone).
The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a “don’t know” response is provided.
The PhenX Working Group acknowledges these questions can be administered in a computerized or noncomputerized format (i.e., paper-and-pencil instrument). Computer software is necessary to develop computer-assisted instruments. The interviewer will require a laptop computer/handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.
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|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
Self-administered or interviewer-administered questionnaire
Adult cancer survivors, ages 18 and older
The 12-items were developed based on input of people with cancer or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), as well as hospital chaplains and other health-care providers.
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Process and Review
Protocol Name from Source
Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spiritual Well-Being (FACIT©-Sp-12 (Version 4))
Munoz AR, Salsman JM, Stein KD, Cella D. Reference values of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being: a report from the American Cancer Society's studies of cancer survivors. Cancer. 2015;121(11):1838–1844. doi:10.1002/cncr.29286
Cella, D.F., Tulsky, D.S., Gray, G., Sarafian, B., Lloyd, S., Linn, E., Bonomi, A., Silberman, M., Yellen, S.B., Winicour, P., Brannon, J., Eckberg, K., Purl, S., Blendowski, C., Goodman, M., Barnicle, M., Stewart, I., McHale, M., Bonomi, P., Kaplan, E., Taylor, S., Thomas, C., & Harris, J. (1993). The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) scale: Development and validation of the general measure. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 11(3), 570-579.
Webster, K., Odom, L., Peterman, A., Lent, L., & Cella, D. (1999). The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) measurement system: Validation of version 4 of the core questionnaire. Quality of Life Research, 8(7), 604.
Winstead-Fry, P., & Schultz, A. (1997). Psychometric assessment of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) scale in a rural sample. Cancer, 79(12), 2446-2452.
Overcash, J., Extermann, M., Parr, J., Perry, J., & Balducci, L. (2001). Validity and reliability of the FACT-G scale for use in the older person with cancer. American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 24(6), 591-596.
Webster, K., Cella, D., & Yost, K. (2003). The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Measurement System: Properties, applications, and interpretation. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 1, 79.
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Spirituality in Chronic Illness
December 17, 2020
A 12-item questionnaire that covers the concepts of meaning, peace, and faith.
This measure assesses the spiritual well-being of patients with cancer and other chronic diseases.
Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, spirituality, cancer, FACIT©-SP-12 (Version 4), Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy, quality of life, qol, cancer patient, survivorship, spiritual well-being