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FAS fatigue assessment scale

Sara Alhanbali, Piers Dawes, Simon Lloyd, Kevin J Munro
OBJECTIVE: Hearing loss may increase listening-related effort and fatigue due to the increased mental exertion required to attend to, and understand, an auditory message. Because there have been few attempts to quantify self-reported effort and fatigue in listeners with hearing loss, that was the aim of the present study. DESIGN: Participants included three groups of hearing-impaired adults: (1) hearing aid users (HA, n = 50; 31 male, 19 female; age range = 55 to 85 years); (2) cochlear implant users (CI, n = 50; 26 male, 24 female; age range = 55 to 80 years); and (3) single sided deafness (SSD, n = 50; 30 male, 20 female; age range = 58 to 80 years)...
August 18, 2016: Ear and Hearing
Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Kamal Kant Sahu, Dheeraj Gupta
BACKGROUND: It is not clear how well sarcoidosis-associated fatigue improves with definitive therapy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate improvement in fatigue in patients of sarcoidosis receiving oral corticosteroid therapy, and correlate it with clinical recovery and change in health-related quality of life (HRQL). METHODS: We studied 51 newly diagnosed adult patients of pulmonary sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis Health questionnaire (SHQ) was used to assess HRQL...
2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
Bert Strookappe, Jolanda De Vries, Marjon Elfferich, Petra Kuijpers, Ton Knevel, Marjolein Drent
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis patients often are troubled by dyspnea, exercise limitation, and fatigue. Many patients (up to 50-81%) suffer from sarcoidosis-associated fatigue. The etiology of fatigue in sarcoidosis is still unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between fatigue and both exercise capacity and clinical characteristics in sarcoidosis patients. Additionally, we studied the predictive value of exercise test results and other relevant clinical characteristics for the independent variable of fatigue...
July 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Anna Bråndal, Marie Eriksson, Per Wester, Lillemor Lundin-Olsson
OBJECTIVE: To examine internal consistency, test-retest reliability, floor/ceiling effects and construct validity of the Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS), when self-administrated by persons with mild to moderate stroke. METHOD: The FAS was translated into Swedish and tested for psychometric properties when self-administrated by persons with mild to moderate stroke. Participants, consequently selected from the stroke unit admission register received a letter with three questionnaires: the FAS, Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) subscale for vitality and Geriatric Depression Scale, GDS-15...
April 2016: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
Sofia Zyga, Victoria Alikari, Athanasios Sachlas, Evangelos C Fradelos, John Stathoulis, Georgios Panoutsopoulos, Maria Georgopoulou, Paraskeui Theophilou, Maria Lavdaniti
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common symptom referred by many patients undergoing hemodialysis. Fatigue is associated with poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and is an important predictor for survival of hemodialysis patients. AIM: To assess the levels of fatigue and demographic factors affecting it among patients with End Stage Renal Disease undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS: This quantitative study was carried out in two Dialysis Units of Hospitals in Athens Region...
December 2015: Medical Archives
Liese Exelmans, Jan Van den Bulck
BACKGROUND: The few studies that have investigated the relationship between mobile phone use and sleep have mainly been conducted among children and adolescents. In adults, very little is known about mobile phone usage in bed our after lights out. This cross-sectional study set out to examine the association between bedtime mobile phone use and sleep among adults. METHODS: A sample of 844 Flemish adults (18-94 years old) participated in a survey about electronic media use and sleep habits...
January 2016: Social Science & Medicine
Rik Marcellis, Melanie Van der Veeke, Ilse Mesters, Marjolein Drent, Rob De Bie, Geeuwke De Vries, Antoine Lenssen
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis patients frequently experience fatigue, exercise intolerance and muscle weakness, resulting in reduced quality of life (QOL). Scientific studies on the benefits of physical training in sarcoidosis have been scarce, so the aim of this pilot study was to examine the impact of a 13-week physical training program on fatigue, physical functions and QOL in fatigued sarcoidosis patients and/or patients with exercise intolerance. METHODS: 18 sarcoidosis patients participated in a 13-week physical training program...
2015: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
Fiona Duncan, Susan J Lewis, Carolyn A Greig, Martin S Dennis, Michael Sharpe, Alasdair M J MacLullich, Gillian E Mead
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The pathogenesis of poststroke fatigue is unclear. In this prospective study, we explored whether reduced physical activity might contribute to poststroke fatigue or be a consequence of it. METHODS: Patients with a recent acute stroke were assessed at 1, 6, and 12 months with, Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS), a fatigue case definition, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score, sleepiness, quality of life, and accelerometry (ActivPAL). Bivariate analyses determined associations between fatigue and step count at each time point...
April 2015: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Karolina Zieleźnik, Dariusz Jastrzębski, Dariusz Ziora
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue is one of many symptoms reported by patients with sarcoidosis. It is believed that fatigue may be the cause of exercise intolerance and reduced quality of life in patients with sarcoidosis. The purpose of the work was to present the frequency of fatigue prevalence in patients with sarcoidosis and to investigate the correlation between fatigue and the results of pulmonary function tests and walking distance. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 74 patients with sarcoidosis in a stable phase of the disease, not treated in the past with glucocorticoids or immunosuppressive drugs, and without indications for treatment at the time of the study were examined...
2015: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska
Fiona Duncan, Carolyn Greig, Susan Lewis, Martin Dennis, Alasdair MacLullich, Michael Sharpe, Gillian Mead
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is often distressing for stroke survivors. The time course of clinically significant fatigue in the first year after stroke is uncertain. We aimed to determine the frequency, severity and time course of clinically significant fatigue in the first 12 months after stroke onset. METHODS: We recruited patients with a recent acute stroke. At about one month, six months and 12 months, we performed a structured interview to identify clinically significant fatigue (case definition), and assessed fatigue severity (Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS))...
November 2014: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
D Jastrzębski, D Ziora, M Lubecki, K Zieleźnik, M Maksymiak, J Hanzel, A Początek, A Kolczyńska, L Nguyen Thi, A Zebrowska, J Kozielski
Fatigue is one of the major symptoms reported by sarcoidosis patients. The relationship between fatigue and clinical course of sarcoidosis remains unclear. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between fatigue and lung function tests, exercise tolerance, dyspnea, and quality of life among sarcoidosis patients. One hundred eleven sarcoidosis patients completed the following questionnaires: Fatigue and Assessment Scale (FAS), Quality of Life Scale (SF-36), and dyspnea scales: Medical Research Council Questionnaire, Baseline Dyspnea Index, and Oxygen Cost Diagram...
2015: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Marjolein Drent, Rik Marcellis, Antoine Lenssen, Jolanda De Vries
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QOL) is often reduced in patients with sarcoidosis. Studies of the associations between physical functions and QOL are lacking. OBJECTIVES: So the aims of this study were (i) to evaluate the associations between QOL and physical functions, including muscle strength and exercise capacity, and other clinical characteristics, and (ii) to evaluate whether these associations change over a two-year period. METHODS: Eighty-eight sarcoidosis patients (61 men; mean age: 46...
2014: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
L A Daniëls, S Oerlemans, A D G Krol, C L Creutzberg, L V van de Poll-Franse
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a frequent and persistent problem among Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors. We investigated the prevalence of clinically relevant fatigue in HL survivors and the relation between fatigue and anxiety and depression. METHODS: Fatigue was measured through the generic European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) and Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS). Anxiety and depression were measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
February 18, 2014: British Journal of Cancer
Mansur A Kutlubaev, Susan D Shenkin, Andrew J Farrall, Fiona H Duncan, Susan J Lewis, Carolyn A Greig, Martin S Dennis, Joanna M Wardlaw, Alasdair M J Maclullich, Gillian E Mead
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common and distressing consequence of stroke, and the aetiology of post-stroke fatigue (PSF) is poorly understood. It is unclear whether chronic brain changes [cerebral atrophy and white matter lesions (WML)], stroke lesion location or certain clinical features are related to its development. The aim of this study was to identify, in patients with acute stroke, whether features in different brain regions on routine CT imaging or routinely collected clinical features predicted PSF at 1 month...
2013: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
A Kalkanis, R M Yucel, M A Judson
INTRODUCTION: The Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS) is a 10-item patient reported outcome (PRO) questionnaire that is used to measure fatigue in sarcoidosis. After several months of use, we began to question the reliability of the FAS in our clinic population. Therefore, we administered an additional fatigue PRO, the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems (PROMIS) Fatigue Instrument (PFI). Our hypothesis was that the internal consistency/reliability (Cronbach's alpha) of the PFI would be superior to the FAS in sarcoidosis patients because two of the ten FAS items (items #4 and #10) required reverse scoring (these items were scaled in the opposite direction to the other 8 items)...
March 2013: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
Seyfi Yıldır, Melek Sezgin, Ibrahim Ömer Barlas, Gözde Türköz, Handan Çamdeviren Ankaralı, Günşah Şahin, Mehmet Emin Erdal
To investigate associations of the Fas and FasL genes polymorphisms with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). One hundred patients with RA and age-, sex- and ethnically matched 101 controls were included. Four polymorphisms of Fas (-670 A>G rs1800682, -1377 G>A rs2234767) and FasL (IVS2nt-124 A>G rs5030772, -844 T>C rs763110) genes were typed from genomic DNA. Genotype distributions and allelic frequencies were compared between patients and control subjects. After the history and clinical examination of patients with RA, in terms of pain, fatigue and general health status were evaluated by visual analogue scale...
October 2013: Rheumatology International
Rupali Singh, Patricia M Kluding
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the presence and severity of fatigue in people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS), and Visual Analog Fatigue Scale (VAFS) were administered by anonymous survey of 37 individuals with and 33 individuals without diabetes to assess the presence of fatigue. Data on age, gender, weight, height, year of diagnosis, and number/type of complications were also collected...
May 2013: Diabetes Educator
Ricardo J Garcia, Lisa Francis, Maha Dawood, Zhi-Wei Lai, Stephen V Faraone, Andras Perl
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may serve as a marker of neuropsychiatric disease and as a target for N-acetylcysteine (NAC) treatment in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: The ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) was used to assess 49 patients with SLE and 46 matched healthy control subjects. Twenty-four of the patients with SLE were randomized to receive either placebo, NAC at a dosage of 2.4 gm/day, or NAC at a dosage of 4...
May 2013: Arthritis and Rheumatism
Lara Heij, Marieke Niesters, Maarten Swartjes, Elske Hoitsma, Marjolein Drent, Ann Dunne, Jan C Grutters, Oscar Vogels, Michael Brines, Anthony Cerami, Albert Dahan
ARA 290 (a peptide designed to activate the innate repair receptor that arrests injury and initiates cytoprotection, antiinflammation and healing) reduces allodynia in preclinical neuropathy models. We studied the safety and efficacy of ARA 290 to reduce symptoms of small fiber neuropathy (SFN) in patients with sarcoidosis. A total of 22 patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis and symptoms of SFN were enrolled in a double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory trial consisting of three times weekly intravenous dosing of ARA 290 (2 mg; n = 12) or placebo (n = 10) for 4 wks...
2012: Molecular Medicine
Willemien P E de Kleijn, Marjolein Drent, Jolanda De Vries
OBJECTIVES: Fatigue, depressive symptoms, and anxiety are frequently reported in sarcoidosis. However, the relationship between these debilitating symptoms is unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this prospective follow-up study was to identify the prevalence of depressive symptoms and anxiety in sarcoidosis patients, stratified for the nature of fatigue. In addition, we examined whether depressive symptoms and anxiety predicted fatigue. DESIGN: This is a prospective follow-up study...
May 2013: British Journal of Health Psychology
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