CHALDER FATIGUE QUESTIONNAIRE PDF

Some have argued that these changes should not be seen as merely different scoring schemes, but as different versions of the same scale. The data showed that 22 participants showed improvement at the primary trial endpoint based on one scoring method, while the other scoring method showed a decline. Internal consistency and convergent validity[ edit edit source ] The Chalder fatigue scale has been shown to have good internal consistency, as indicated by a split half reliabilities of 0. Cronbach alpha for the item fatigue scale Chalder et al. Fong et al.

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Some have argued that these changes should not be seen as merely different scoring schemes, but as different versions of the same scale. The data showed that 22 participants showed improvement at the primary trial endpoint based on one scoring method, while the other scoring method showed a decline. Internal consistency and convergent validity[ edit edit source ] The Chalder fatigue scale has been shown to have good internal consistency, as indicated by a split half reliabilities of 0.

Cronbach alpha for the item fatigue scale Chalder et al. Fong et al. Morris et al. These assumptions are untested and their basis is unclear.

Goudsmit et al. There was a large overlap in fatigue scores between these two groups. In a study of CFS patients, the total score of the CFQ was unable to differentiatie patients on long-term sick leave from those who remained able to work. This can influence the findings of randomized trials. Over the course of a year, there are random fluctuations in their health—half get worse, and half get better.

Now they take the questionnaire again. The new average is now High ceiling effects were noted in multiple trials. In the randomized trials of Deale et al. The PACE trial , for example, changed their primary outcome of fatigue from bimodal scoring as chosen by the protocol, to Likert scoring. The introduction to this version of the CFQ, asks respondents to compare themselves to how they felt when they were last well. It seems to indicate an abnormal absence of fatigue complaints.

Evidence that this option confuses respondents, comes from a trial on cognitive behavioral therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis. Post-treatment MS patients recorded a score of less than 10, indicating they had less fatigue than healthy persons.

Even the control which received relaxation therapy had lower fatigue scores than healthy persons. Results as these questions the reliability of the Likert scoring system of the CFQ.

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Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS)

Search Menu The Fatigue Scale, sometimes referred to as the Chalder Fatigue Scale the CFQ—to differentiate it from chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS , is a self-administered questionnaire for measuring the extent and severity of fatigue within both clinical and non-clinical, epidemiological populations. Tiredness and fatigue are important in both academic and applied occupational medicine—and the understanding of the link between them and employee health, performance, safety and general workability continues to grow. The need for a reliable self-completion tool that can measure this subjective condition, either in extreme clinical cases or in routine day-to-day functioning, has never been greater [ 3 ]. As a short questionnaire, phrased in simple English with a straightforward answering system, it provides a brief tool to measure both physical and psychological fatigue. For all items, the least symptomatic answers are on the left of the response-set, providing an easy-to-understand checklist for respondents. Using the Likert scoring method, responses on the extreme left receive a score of 0, increasing to 1, 2 or 3 as they become more symptomatic.

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