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Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, January 2003
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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1 news outlet
1 policy source
6 patents


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737 Mendeley
1 CiteULike
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Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, January 2003
DOI 10.1186/1477-7525-1-79
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Kimberly Webster, David Cella, Kathleen Yost


The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Measurement System is a collection of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaires targeted to the management of chronic illness. The measurement system, under development since 1987, began with the creation of a generic CORE questionnaire called the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G). The FACT-G (now in Version 4) is a 27-item compilation of general questions divided into four primary QOL domains: Physical Well-Being, Social/Family Well-Being, Emotional Well-Being, and Functional Well-Being. It is appropriate for use with patients with any form of cancer, and extensions of it have been used and validated in other chronic illness condition (e.g., HIV/AIDS; multiple sclerosis; Parkinson's disease; rheumatoid arthritis), and in the general population. The FACIT Measurement System now includes over 400 questions, some of which have been translated into more than 45 languages. Assessment of any one patient is tailored so that the most-relevant questions are asked and administration time for any one assessment is usually less than 15 minutes. This is accomplished both by the use of specific subscales for relevant domains of HRQOL, or computerized adaptive testing (CAT) of selected symptoms and functional areas. FACIT questionnaires can be administered by self-report (paper or computer) or interview (face-to-face or telephone). Available scoring, normative data and information on meaningful change now allow one to interpret results in the context of a growing literature base.

Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 737 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 719 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 101 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 95 13%
Researcher 91 12%
Student > Bachelor 71 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 43 6%
Other 158 21%
Unknown 178 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 204 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 101 14%
Psychology 62 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 3%
Social Sciences 21 3%
Other 119 16%
Unknown 206 28%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 March 2023.
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Altmetric has tracked 23,572,509 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 89th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,201 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 131,275 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 33 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its contemporaries.