FACTscorer: Scores the FACT and FACIT Family of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
Provides functions to score the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) and Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) family of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures. The questionnaires themselves can be downloaded from www.FACIT.org. For most of the FACIT questionnaires, FACIT.org provides scoring syntax for use with commercial statistical software (SAS and SPSS). The FACTscorer R package is intended to serve as a free, reliable alternative for those without access to SAS or SPSS. Additionally, it will allow R users to both score and analyze the FACT and FACIT scales in R, avoiding the time-consuming and and error-prone process of transferring data back-and-forth between statistical software. Finally, use of the FACTscorer package will prevent many sources of scoring error common when using SAS and/or SPSS syntax (e.g., copy-paste errors and other accidental modifications to the syntax).