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Face Validity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Symptom Index (FACT- B) into Formal Arabic

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dc.contributor.author Doumit, Myrna
dc.contributor.author Mohsen, Raed
dc.contributor.author Abou Saad, Maya
dc.contributor.author Kobeissi, Loulou
dc.contributor.author Salem, Ziad
dc.contributor.author Tfayli, Arafat
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-25T09:22:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-25T09:22:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2008-6709 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4674
dc.description.abstract Background: Breast cancer affects over one million women annually and is the most common global malignancy among women. Extensive improvements have taken place in the management of breast cancer in recent years and a higher percentage of women are cured from this disease. A proper assessment of the quality of life of women with breast cancer is an essential component in disease management. The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy- Breast Symptom Index has been commonly used and well-validated among English speaking populations as well as other populations. To date, no formal translation and evaluation of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast System Index exists in Arabic. Therefore, this study intends to translate, adapt and face-validate the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast System Index into Arabic, specifically in the context of the Lebanese culture. Methods: We conducted forward and backward translation in Arabic, combined with face validity by clinicians. This was followed by pre-testing to ensure the instrument’s adequacy and cultural sensitivity conducted by the administration of face-to-face interviews with individual breast cancer patients (n=33) and two focus groups (4 women/group) to evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of each item and words used in the questionnaire. Results: Study results reinforced the value of the Arabic translated version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast System Index in capturing the quality of life of women with breast cancer in Lebanon. Conclusion: The instrument was perceived to be adequate, appropriate for use, culturally sensitive, simple as well as exhaustive. Suggestions have been made to enrich the instruments’ ability to incorporate other quality of life dimensions not captured, as well to enhance the cultural specificity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast System Index, when administered among Lebanese women diagnosed with breast cancer who are specifically beyond therapy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Face Validity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Symptom Index (FACT- B) into Formal Arabic en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005174 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199329430 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Middle East Journal of Cancer en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 151-165 en_US
dc.keywords Breast cancer en_US
dc.keywords Quality of life en_US
dc.keywords FACT-B en_US
dc.keywords Arabic en_US
dc.keywords Face validity en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Kobeissi, L., Saad, M. A., Doumit, M., Mohsen, R., Salem, Z., & Tfayli, A. (2014). Face validity of the functional assessment of cancer therapy-breast symptom index (FACT-B) into formal arabic. Middle East Journal of Cancer, 5(3), 151-165. en_US
dc.author.email myrna.doumit@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email rmohsen@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://mejc.sums.ac.ir/index.php/mejc/article/view/123 en_US


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