Psychometric properties of the functional assessment for chronic illness therapy-spiritual wellbeing (FACIT-Sp) and its relationship wtih quality of Life on patients with non-metastatic resected cancer

Date

09 Oct 2016

Session

Poster display

Presenters

Carmen Beato Zambrano

Citation

Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 469-473. 10.1093/annonc/mdw386

Authors

C. Beato Zambrano1, C. Calderón2, P. Jimenez Fonseca3, A. Carmona-Bayonas4, T. García4, A. Ramchandani5, M.D.M. Muñoz6, B. Castelo7, E. Martinez de Castro8, M.D. Fenor9, J. Rogado Revuelta9, M. Mangas Izquierdo10, M.Á. Vicente4, I. Ghanem7, A. Fernández4, A. Padilla5, M.P. Solis Hernandez11, O. Donnay9, M.D.M. Soriano6, C. Jara12

Author affiliations

  • 1 Medical Oncology, Clínica Sagrado Corazón, 41013 - Sevilla/ES
  • 2 Personality Assessment And Psichological Treatment, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona/ES
  • 3 Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo/ES
  • 4 Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Morales Meseguer, Murcia/ES
  • 5 Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas/ES
  • 6 Medical Oncology, Hospital General "Virgen de la Luz(Hospital Virgen de la Cruz de Cuenca), Cuenca/ES
  • 7 Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid/ES
  • 8 Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Santander/ES
  • 9 Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid/ES
  • 10 Medical Oncology, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Vizcaya/ES
  • 11 Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, 33011 - Oviedo/ES
  • 12 Medical Oncology, Hospital Sur de Alcorcón, Madrid/ES
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Background

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in evaluating the relationship between spiritual wellbeing and health in cancer patients. Our goal is to analyse the trustworthiness and validity of the spiritual wellbeing scale (FACIT-Sp), and the link between the three factors of the scale and the Quality of Life (QoL) in a sample of cancer patients.

Methods

NEOCOPING* is a prospective, multi-centre study. A total of 297 patients from 13 centers were checked and 195 were finally admitted, 33 were rejected because they did not match the inclusion criteria and 69 were excluded because they had not completed all the protocol at the time of the analysis. All the patients had a non-metastatic resected cancer with intention to cure and were candidates to adjuvant chemotherapy. The variables included in this study were sociodemographic, clinical, pathological and psycho-social, and the questionnaires used were FACIT-Sp scales and EORT-QLQ-C30.

Results

Mean age of the patients was 58.3 years (SD = 12.2), and 60% were women. The main cancers were: colon (41.5%) and breast (34.4%). The results show that FACIT-Sp gives an excellent internal consistency (α = 0.901). Statistician Kaiser-Meyer-Okin (KMO)= .734 and Barlett's sphericity test (?2 = 2174.643, p 

Conclusions

FACIT-Sp is a trustworthy and reliable tool to evaluate spiritual wellbeing in cancer patients with non-metastatic resected cancer, and it's a useful and interesting concept for future investigations in oncology.

Clinical trial identification

Legal entity responsible for the study

Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica

Funding

Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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