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Measurement of Fatigue in Chronic Illness (2008)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by WillowJ, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. WillowJ

    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0885392408005605

    Review Article
    The Measurement of Fatigue in Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review of Unidimensional and Multidimensional Fatigue Measures
    Lisa Whitehead, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), RGN,
    Department of Postgraduate Nursing Studies, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

     
  2. WillowJ

    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    given that some of these scales appear in papers concerning us, I thought a review from outside our field might prove useful to someone at some point.
     
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    Keela Too Sally Burch

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    I can't help but think that a real measurement of how much a person physically does would be better than any questionnaire which must surely be subjective....

    I am using a Fitbit to measure my activity - surely these are now comparatively cheap and could be given out to subjects to capture their activity. (With some proviso for corrections for anomalies such as the "steps" I can accrue when a passenger in a car over a bumpy road!)

    Some idea of a Fitbit's usefulness can be seen here: http://sallyjustme.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/fitbit.html
     

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