The Chalder fatigue scale is widely used to measure physical and mental fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome patients, but the constructs of the scale have not. Previous validation studies of the Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFS) suffer methodological shortcomings. The present study aimed to re-evaluate its. PDF | On Jan 4, , Craig Andrew Jackson and others published The Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFQ 11).

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Factor 2 was correlated with difficulties in maintaining sleep. However, the revised three-factor CFA model still failed to provide an acceptable fit.

From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper. Sleep disturbance was measured using the item Chinese Pittsburgh Sleep Svale Index [ 21 ], which assesses seven components on a 4-point scale.

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Factor analyses of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: 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.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 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. A prospective primary care study. Psychometric properties of the Chalder Fatigue Scale revisited: About half had completed tertiary education They compared the fit of a two-factor correlated model with a two-factor model with a second-order factor see their Fig.

Participants who were older or engaged in regular exercise reported significantly lower levels of physical fatigue and higher energy. Such research could in turn enable early intervention to alleviate the fatigue symptoms of these individuals.


Cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer patients: An integration of the best features of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. For the four-factor ESEM model, the fourth factor had only one practically significant loading on the items, thus exhibiting little incremental value over the three-factor model.

Less strength in muscles 1. For all items, the least symptomatic answers are on the left of the response-set, providing an easy-to-understand checklist for respondents.

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The scale has shown adequate degrees of reliability and convergent validity [ 589 ]. Please review our privacy policy. Topics Discussed in This Paper.

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The aim of the chaldef reported herein was to examine the psychometric properties of the CFS in a large Chinese community sample. Is the standard Cha,der health survey valid and equivalent for a Chinese population?

Hard to find the correct word. By clicking accept or continuing to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy PolicyTerms of Serviceand Dataset License. A practical solution to the pervasive problems of p values. Methods A Chinese sample of community-dwelling residents completed the item Chinese CFS and a variety of health measures fativue, depression, exhaustion, sleep disturbance, and quality of life.

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Predictors of fatigue and work ability in cancer survivors. The discrepancy can be attributed to the methodological inadequacies of previous validation studies and differences in analytic methods exploratory factor modeling versus principal component analysis and oblique geomin rotation versus orthogonal varimax rotation.

To evaluate the convergent validity of the CFS, we explored the degree to which the derived CFS factors were associated with related constructs background covariates and concurrent outcomes. Measuring fatigue in clinical and community settings. Exploring the validity of the Chalder Fatigue Scale in chronic fatigue syndrome. This debilitating syndrome is associated with significant disability in the functioning capacity of the cognitive and psychosocial domains [ 3 ].



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Given the methodological limitations of the existing validation studies, there is a clear need for systematic psychometric analysis on this widely used scale. The Likert scoring system allows for means and distributions to be calculated for both the global total as well as the two sub-scales.

Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Journal of Affective Disorders. Factor 1 was correlated with subjective everyday cognitive difficulties, concentration difficulties, and a deficit in paired associate learning. Exploratory structural equation modeling of personality T. Correlations of the CFS factors with the concurrent health outcomes anxiety, depression, exhaustion, sleep disturbance, and quality of life were obtained.

Those with worse perceived health or experience of a major life event reported significantly higher mental fatigue and lower energy. Association of quality of scwle with disease characteristics and treatment outcomes in patients with advanced gastric cancer: Sensitization in the UK Supreme Court. sale

Exploring the validity of the Chalder Fatigue scale in chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Factor 3 was inversely correlated with grip strength, peak VO2, peak heart rate, and peak functional work capacity. Another advantage is that the CFQ 11 is used widely in occupational research and allows for straightforward comparisons between studies and populations. Development of a fatigue scale. WongBacon F.