Validation of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Symptom Index (FBSI)

Kathleen J. Yost, Susan E. Yount, David T. Eton, Cheryl Silberman, Anne Broughton-Heyes, David Cella

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Abstract

We assessed the reliability, validity, and responsiveness to change of the 6-item Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Symptom Index (FBSI) in a sample of 615 metastatic breast cancer patients. The FBSI is a brief, clinically relevant, and psychometrically sound instrument that can be used to measure symptoms in patients with breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-298
Number of pages4
JournalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Meaningful differences
  • Reliability
  • Symptoms
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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