Functional Living Index - Cancer
Name of Questionnaire
Functional Living Index-Cancer (FLIC)
Cancer-specific, functionally-oriented quality of life instrument.
H Schipper, J Clinch, A McMurray, M Levitt
Harvey Schipper, M.D.
Cost & availability
Contact H Schipper for permission
Time to complete
Number of items
Domains & categories
Name of categories/domains
Physical well-being and ability, emotional state, sociability, family situation, nausea
Scaling of items
Linear analogue scale
Overall score obtained by summation of scores for each question. Higher score indicates better quality of life.
Factor analysis consistent across three different cancer populations2. Concurrent validation studies with Karnofsky, Beck Depression, Spielberger State and Trait Anxiety, and Katz Activities of Daily Living scales, and the scaled version of The General Health Questionnaire and the McGill/Melzack Pain Index2. Accounted for a high percentage of the sample variance by principal components1. Convergent-discriminant validity shown with independent measures of symptoms and anxiety1.
Minimally important difference
Reported - lung cancer surgical adjuvant trials3, hydrazine sulfate in newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer4, comparison of quality of life for best supportive care vs. best supportive care plus chemotherapy5, single-drug chemotherapy in poor-prognosis non-small cell lung cancer6
To be tested2
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Date of information
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