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A comparison of fatigue measures in Parkinson's disease.
Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2007 Oct; 13(7):443-5.PR

Abstract

Fatigue is a common problem in Parkinson's disease (PD). The Parkinson's Fatigue Scale (PFS) designed for measurement of fatigue in PD has not been validated in the US. The objective of this study was to validate the PFS by comparing it to the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS). Fifty PD patients and 16 controls completed PFS, FSS and semi-structured interview. FSS and PFS were strongly correlated with one another and had high internal consistency, indicating that both are reliable scales. PD patients and healthy controls differed significantly on both measures. PD patients endorsed significantly more fatigue. The PFS is a reliable, valid fatigue measure.

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Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA. janet_grace@mhri.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17055331

Citation

Grace, Janet, et al. "A Comparison of Fatigue Measures in Parkinson's Disease." Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, vol. 13, no. 7, 2007, pp. 443-5.
Grace J, Mendelsohn A, Friedman JH. A comparison of fatigue measures in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2007;13(7):443-5.
Grace, J., Mendelsohn, A., & Friedman, J. H. (2007). A comparison of fatigue measures in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 13(7), 443-5.
Grace J, Mendelsohn A, Friedman JH. A Comparison of Fatigue Measures in Parkinson's Disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2007;13(7):443-5. PubMed PMID: 17055331.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A comparison of fatigue measures in Parkinson's disease. AU - Grace,Janet, AU - Mendelsohn,Alana, AU - Friedman,Joseph H, Y1 - 2006/10/19/ PY - 2006/07/27/received PY - 2006/09/01/accepted PY - 2006/10/24/pubmed PY - 2008/1/10/medline PY - 2006/10/24/entrez SP - 443 EP - 5 JF - Parkinsonism & related disorders JO - Parkinsonism Relat Disord VL - 13 IS - 7 N2 - Fatigue is a common problem in Parkinson's disease (PD). The Parkinson's Fatigue Scale (PFS) designed for measurement of fatigue in PD has not been validated in the US. The objective of this study was to validate the PFS by comparing it to the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS). Fifty PD patients and 16 controls completed PFS, FSS and semi-structured interview. FSS and PFS were strongly correlated with one another and had high internal consistency, indicating that both are reliable scales. PD patients and healthy controls differed significantly on both measures. PD patients endorsed significantly more fatigue. The PFS is a reliable, valid fatigue measure. SN - 1353-8020 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17055331/A_comparison_of_fatigue_measures_in_Parkinson's_disease_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1353-8020(06)00222-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -