Reliability and validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Palliative care (FACIT-Pal) scale.

@article{Lyons2009ReliabilityAV,
  title={Reliability and validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Palliative care (FACIT-Pal) scale.},
  author={Kathleen Doyle Lyons and Marie Bakitas and Mark T. Hegel and Brett S Hanscom and Jay G. Hull and Tim A. Ahles},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          23-32
        }
}
The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) system provides a general, multidimensional measure of health-related quality of life (FACT-G) that can be augmented with disease or symptom-specific subscales. The 19-item palliative care subscale of the FACIT system has undergone little psychometric evaluation to date. The aim of this paper is to report the internal consistency, factor structure, and construct validity of the instrument using the palliative care subscale (FACIT-Pal… CONTINUE READING

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