Functional Living Index Cancer (FLIC)

Functional Living Index Cancer (FLIC)
Schipper‚ et al‚ 1984
1.    How well do you appear today?
Poor Extremely 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Well Extremely
2.    Rate your confidence in your prescribed course of treatment.
No Confidence 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Confident
3.    How much of your pain or discomfort over the past 2 weeks was related to your cancer?
None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 All
4.    Rate how willing you were to see and spend time with friends‚ in the past 2 weeks.
Unwilling 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Willing
5.    Rate the degree to which you are frightened of the future.
Constantly Terrified 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Not Afraid
6.    How much nausea have you had in the past 2 weeks?
None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A Great Deal
7.    Rate how willing you were to see and spend time with those closest to you‚ in the past 2 weeks.
Unwilling 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very willing
8.    How much of your usual household tasks are you able to complete?
All 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 None
9.    Rate the degree to which your cancer has imposed a hardship on you (personally) in the past 2 weeks.
Tremendous Hardship 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 No Hardship
10.How much is pain or discomfort interfering with your daily activities?
Not At All 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A Great Deal
11.Rate in your opinion‚ how disruptive your cancer has been to those closest to you in the past 2 weeks.
Totally Disruptive 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 No Disruption
12.How uncomfortable do you feel today?
Not At All 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Uncomfortable
13.Rate your satisfaction with your work and your jobs around the house in the past month.
Very Dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
14.Rate how often you feel discouraged about your life.
Always 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Never
15.Rate the degree to which your cancer has imposed a hardship on those closest to you in the past 2 weeks.
No Hardship 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Tremendous Hardship
16.Do you feel well enough to make a meal or do minor household repairs today?
Very Able 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Not Able
17.How well do you feel today?
Extremely Poor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Extremely Well
18.Has nausea affected your daily functioning?
Not At All 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A Great Deal
19.Rate your ability to maintain your usual recreation or leisure activities.
Able 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Unable
20.How much time do you spend thinking about your illness?
Constantly 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Never
21.How well are you coping with your everyday stress?
Not well 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Well
22.Most people experience some feelings of depression at times. Rate how often you feel these feelings.
Never 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Continually
Scores for questions 3‚ 6‚ 8‚ 10‚ 12‚ 15‚ 16‚ 18‚ 19‚ and 22 are reversed

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