Reliability and Validity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) in Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163401
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reliability and Validity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) in Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Author(s):
Coyne, Bridget M.; Rosenzweig, Margaret Q.; Kim, Yookyung
Author Details:
Bridget M. Coyne, MSN, CRNP, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, email: bmc8@pitt.edu; Margaret Q. Rosenzweig, PhD., CRNP, AOCN; Yookyung Kim, Ph.D.
Abstract:
Purpose: To examine the psychometric qualities of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General (FACT-G) in women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Theoretical Framework: UCSF Model of Symptom Management. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Cross-sectional, descriptive design using baseline data from parent study. The FACT-G was administered in a Mid-Atlantic outpatient medical oncology center. A sample of 40 women with MBC ages 28 to 81, (Mean=58.55; SD=11.7), 26.8% African American, 43.9% low income. Results: Reliability for total and four factor scores was satisfactory with Cronbach's alphas ranging .79.88. Split-Half reliability of group 1 (physical, social/family) was moderate (alpha=.65). Group 2 (emotional, functional) was high (alpha=.84). Exploratory factor analysis identified four factors (physical, social/family, functional, emotional) as hypothesized, supporting construct validity. Scree plot test confirmed the four factor structure, accounting for > 77% of total variance. Relationship between age and the emotional domain was significant (P=.019). The domains of physical (P=.008) and function (P=.014) had relationships with employment status. The physical domain was related with health care insurance status (P=.002). Relationship between the four subscales and total were significant (Ps< .001) and function domain had the strongest relationship with total. Among the four domains, physical and functional domains had the strongest correlation (P< .001). Conclusions and Implications: The FACT-G is a reliable and valid measure of QoL in women with MBC. Future studies with large sample size are warranted to increase statistical power to assess racial and SES impact on symptoms distress in women with MBC.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReliability and Validity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) in Women with Metastatic Breast Canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoyne, Bridget M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRosenzweig, Margaret Q.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Yookyungen_US
dc.author.detailsBridget M. Coyne, MSN, CRNP, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, email: bmc8@pitt.edu; Margaret Q. Rosenzweig, PhD., CRNP, AOCN; Yookyung Kim, Ph.D.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163401-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To examine the psychometric qualities of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General (FACT-G) in women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Theoretical Framework: UCSF Model of Symptom Management. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Cross-sectional, descriptive design using baseline data from parent study. The FACT-G was administered in a Mid-Atlantic outpatient medical oncology center. A sample of 40 women with MBC ages 28 to 81, (Mean=58.55; SD=11.7), 26.8% African American, 43.9% low income. Results: Reliability for total and four factor scores was satisfactory with Cronbach's alphas ranging .79.88. Split-Half reliability of group 1 (physical, social/family) was moderate (alpha=.65). Group 2 (emotional, functional) was high (alpha=.84). Exploratory factor analysis identified four factors (physical, social/family, functional, emotional) as hypothesized, supporting construct validity. Scree plot test confirmed the four factor structure, accounting for > 77% of total variance. Relationship between age and the emotional domain was significant (P=.019). The domains of physical (P=.008) and function (P=.014) had relationships with employment status. The physical domain was related with health care insurance status (P=.002). Relationship between the four subscales and total were significant (Ps< .001) and function domain had the strongest relationship with total. Among the four domains, physical and functional domains had the strongest correlation (P< .001). Conclusions and Implications: The FACT-G is a reliable and valid measure of QoL in women with MBC. Future studies with large sample size are warranted to increase statistical power to assess racial and SES impact on symptoms distress in women with MBC.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:06:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:06:55Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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