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Self-report instruments for fatigue assessment: a systematic review

Authors:
Mota, D. D. and Pimenta, C. A.
Abstract:
This systematic review analyzed 18 self-reported fatigue instruments for adults. Five databases were searched combining fatigue with instrument, questionnaire, inventory, scale, or assessment. Eighteen fatigue instruments and six definitions of fatigue were found. Six instruments apply to physical or psychiatric disease; five are cancer-specific. Nine were unidimensional; others included intensity (n = 10), mental (n = 7), and physical (n = 7) dimensions. Eleven instruments had 15 or fewer items; the longest had 40 items. Four instruments were discriminative; 14 were evaluative. Fifteen assessed reliability using Cronbach's alpha, which was greater than or equal to .90 seven times. Validity tests were convergent or divergent (n = 11), discriminant (n = 10), and factor analysis (n = 9). Because fatigue is a highly prevalent limiting symptom, this review is important for improving fatigue assessment.
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16544894
Journal:
Res Theory Nurs Pract
issn:
1541-6577 (Print)
Publication year:
2006
pages:
49-78
Symptom status:
Cognitive/mental state
Physical state
Functional status:
Cognitive/mental functioning
Physical functioning
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
Neoplasms and related symptoms
PRO / non-PRO:
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
6 - Clinical rating scales
Instrument:
BFI - Brief Fatigue Inventory
BMFQ - Brief Mental Fatigue Questionnaire
CFS - Cancer Fatigue Scale
CRFDS - Cancer-Related Fatigue Distress Scale
DEFS - Dutch Exertion Fatigue Scale
DUFS - Dutch Fatigue Scale
FAI / FSI - Fatigue Assessment Instrument (FAI) = Fatigue Severity Inventory (FSI)
FIS-D - Fatigue Impact Scale for Daily Administration
FIS / FFSS - Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS) or Fisk Fatigue Severity Score (FFSS)
FS - Fatigue Scale   [see: also see: Zie: CFS - Chalder Fatigue Scale]
FSS - Fatigue Severity Scale (Also FSS-7 - 7-item version and FSS-5 - 5-item version)   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
MFI - Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (also version with 20 items - MFI-20)   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
PFS - Piper Fatigue Scale (Also: PFS-revised)
SCFS - Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale
SOFA-CFS - Schedule of Fatigue and Anergia for chronic Fatigue Syndrome
SOFA-GP - Schedule of Fatigue and Anergia for General Practice
SOFA - Schedule of Fatigue and Anergia
VAS-F / LFS - Visual Analogue Scale for Fatigue (VAS-F). or LFS - Lee Fatigue Scale