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Table 1 Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B, version 4)

From: Cancer treatment regimens and their impact on the patient-reported outcome measures health-related quality of life and perceived cognitive function

Subscale FACT-B (version 4)
Item ID Item/question Response options
PWB GP1 I have a lack of energy Intensity (not at all, a little bit, somewhat quite a bit, very much)
GP2 I have nausea
GP3 Because of my physical condition, I have trouble meeting the needs of my family
GP4 I have pain
GP5 I am bothered by side effects of treatment
GP6 I feel ill
GP7 I am forced to spend time in bed
SWB GS1 I feel close to my friends Intensity (not at all, a little bit, somewhat quite a bit, very much)
GS2 I get emotional support from my family
GS3 I get support from my friends
GS4 My family has accepted my illness
GS5 I am satisfied with family communication about my illness
GS6 I feel close to my partner (or the person who is my main support)
GS7 I am satisfied with my sex life
EWB GE1 I feel sad Intensity (not at all, a little bit, somewhat quite a bit, very much)
GE2 I am satisfied with how I am coping with my illness
GE3 I am losing hope in the fight against my illness
GE4 I feel nervous
GE5 I worry about dying
GE6 I worry that my condition will get worse
FWB GF1 I am able to work (include work at home) Intensity (not at all, a little bit, somewhat quite a bit, very much)
GF2 My work (include work at home) is fulfilling
GF3 I am able to enjoy life
GF4 I have accepted my illness
GF5 I am sleeping well
GF6 I am enjoying the things I usually do for fun
GF7 I am content with the quality of my life right now
BCS B1 I have been short of breath Intensity (not at all, a little bit, somewhat quite a bit, very much)
B2 I am self-conscious about the way I dress
B3 One or both of my arms are swollen or tender
B4 I feel sexually attractive
B5 I am bothered by hair loss
B6 I worry that other members of my family might someday get the same illness I have
B7 I worry about the effect of stress on my illness
B8 I am bothered by a change in weight
B9 I am able to feel like a woman
P2 I have certain parts of my body where I experience pain