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Psychometric characteristics of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General when applied to Brazilian cancer patients: a cross-cultural adaptation and validation

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Autor(es):
Duarte Bonini Campos, Juliana Alvares [1] ; Bernardes Spexoto, Maria Claudia [1] ; Serrano, Sergio Vicente [2] ; Maroco, Joao [3]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Alimentos & Nutr, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut Araraquara, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Fundacao Pio XII, Barretos Canc Hosp, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] ISPA Inst Univ, William James Ctr Res, P-1149041 Lisbon - Portugal
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES; v. 14, JAN 13 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 3
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Background: The psychometric properties of an instrument should be evaluated routinely when using different samples. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) when applied to a sample of Brazilian cancer patients. Methods: The face, content, and construct (factorial, convergent, and discriminant) validities of the FACT-G were estimated. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted the ratio chi-square by degrees of freedom (X-2/df), the comparative fit index (CFI), the Tucker-Lewis index (TLI), and the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA) as indices. The invariance of the best model was assessed with multi-group analysis using the difference of chi-squares method (Delta X-2). Convergent validity was assessed using Average Variance Extracted (AVE) and discriminant validity was determined via correlational analysis. Internal consistency was assessed using the Cronbach's alpha (a) coefficient, and the Composite Reliability (CR) was estimated. Results: A total of 975 cancer patients participated in the study, with a mean age of 53.3 (SD = 13.0) years. Of these participants, 61.5 % were women. In CFA, five correlations between errors were included to fit the FACT-G to the sample (X-2/df = 8.611, CFI = .913, TLI = .902, RMSEA = .088). The model did not indicate invariant independent samples (Delta X-2: mu: p < .001, i: p < .958, Cov: p < .001, Res: p < .001). While there was adequate convergent validity for the physical well-being (AVE = .54) and social and family Well-being factors (AVE = .55), there was low convergent validity for the other factors. Reliability was adequate (CR = .76-.89 and a = .71-.82). Functional well-being, emotional well-being, and physical well-being were the factors that demonstrated a strong contribution to patients' health-related quality of life (beta = -.99, .88, and .64, respectively). Conclusion: The FACT-G was found to be a valid and reliable assessment of health-related quality of life in a Brazilian sample of patients with cancer. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/22620-5 - Qualidade de vida e consumo alimentar de pacientes oncológicos
Beneficiário:Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular