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A systematic review of the scales used for the measurement of cancer-related fatigue (CRF)

Authors:
Minton, O. and Stone, P.
Abstract:
Background: Fatigue in cancer is very common and can be experienced at all stages of disease and in survivors. There is no accepted definition of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and no agreement on how it should be measured. A number of scales have been developed to quantify the phenomenon of CRF. These vary in the quality of psychometric properties, ease of administration, dimensions of CRF covered and extent of use in studies of cancer patients. This review seeks to identify the available tools for measuring CRF and to make recommendations for ongoing research into CRF.
DOI:
10.1093/annonc/mdn537
URL:
<Go to ISI>://WOS:000262718000003
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18678767
Journal:
Annals of Oncology
issn:
0923-7534
Publication year:
2009
pages:
17-25
Symptom status:
Cognitive/mental state
Emotional state
Physical state
Functional status:
Cognitive/mental functioning
Physical functioning
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Neoplasms and related symptoms
PRO / non-PRO:
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
Instrument:
BFI - Brief Fatigue Inventory
EORTC QLQ-C30-FS - European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaires Core-30 item-Fatigue Subscale
FACT-F - Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Fatigue
FQ - Fatigue Questionnaire   [see: also see: Zie: CFS - Chalder Fatigue Scale]
FSI - Fatigue Severity Inventory
FSS - Fatigue Severity Scale
MAF - Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue
MFI-20 - Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory-20 items
MFSI-30 - Multidimensional Fatigue Symptom Inventory-30 items
PFS - Piper Fatigue Scale (Also: PFS-revised)
POMS-F - Profile of Mood States-Fatigue
SCFS - Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale
VAS-F - Visual Analogue Scale for Fatigue
WCFS - Wu Cancer Fatigue Scale