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2021 May 18

J Pain Symptom Manage

Two Factor Structures Possible for the FACIT-Sp in Patients with Heart Failure.


Deng LR, Masters KS, Schmiege SJ, Hess E, Bekelman DB
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 May 18.
PMID: 34019976.


The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being Scale (FACIT-Sp) is a 12-item measure of spiritual well-being in chronic illness originally developed in patients with cancer. The overall scale, a 2-factor model (meaning/peace, faith), and a 3-factor model (meaning, peace, faith) have been proposed for the FACIT-Sp, and consensus on the best factor structure has not been reached. In addition, the factor structure of the FACIT-Sp has not been considered in patients with heart failure.