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FAS fatigue assessment scale

Celine Hendriks, Marjolein Drent, Marjon Elfferich, Jolanda De Vries
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Fatigue is a problem experienced by many patients suffering from chronic diseases, including sarcoidosis patients. It has a substantial influence on patients' quality of life (QoL). It is, therefore, important to properly assess fatigue with a valid and reliable measure. The Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS) is the only validated self-reporting instrument classifying fatigue in sarcoidosis. The aim of this review was to examine the psychometric properties of the FAS and the diseases and languages in which it has been used...
June 7, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Mykhaylo Y Delva, Iryna I Delva, Nataliya V Lytvynenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Post-stroke fatigue (PSF) is a common and often debilitating sequel of both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. The aim: Assess the rates and intensities of PSF over the second half year after stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: There were examined 128 patients at 6, 9 and 12 months after ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke onset. PSF was measured by fatigue assessment scale (FAS), multidimensional fatigue inventory-20 (MFI-20) and fatigue severity scale (FSS)...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Heidrun Lingner, Heike Buhr-Schinner, Stefan Hummel, Jochen van der Meyden, Anika Grosshennig, Daniel Nowik, Konrad Schultz
BACKGROUND: Real-world data on the effects of a multicomponent pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for patients with sarcoidosis are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics of patients with sarcoidosis referred for a 3-week inpatient PR, to assess the effects of PR on their quality of life (QoL) and clinical outcomes, and to investigate whether there are specific subgroups who particularly benefit from PR. METHODS: Using a prospective multicentre study design, data regarding 6-min walking distance (6MWD), QoL (Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire, SGRQ), and the secondary outcomes of dyspnoea and psychological burden (fatigue, anxiety, and depression) were collected...
2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Toby B Cumming, Gillian Mead
OBJECTIVE: Post-stroke fatigue is common and has debilitating effects on independence and quality of life. The Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS) is a valid screening tool for fatigue after stroke, but there is no established cut-off. We sought to identify the optimal cut-off for classifying post-stroke fatigue on the FAS. METHODS: In retrospective analysis of two independent datasets (the '2015' and '2007' studies), we evaluated the predictive validity of FAS score against a case definition of fatigue (the criterion standard)...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Bradley J MacIntosh, Jodi D Edwards, Mani Kang, Hugo Cogo-Moreira, Joyce L Chen, George Mochizuki, Nathan Herrmann, Walter Swardfager
Background: Fatigue and depressive symptoms are common and often inter-related stroke sequelae. This study investigates how they are related, directly or indirectly, to mobility and cognitive outcomes within 6 months of stroke. Methods: Participants were recruited from 4 stroke centers in Ontario, Canada. Post-stroke fatigue was assessed using the Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS). Depressive symptoms were screened using the Center for Epidemiological Studies Scale for Depression (CES-D). Factor analyses were used to construct scores from mobility (distance traveled during a 2-min walk test, Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment leg score, and Berg Balance Scale total score) and cognitive (Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Trail-Making Tests A and B, and five-word free recall) tests...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
K Pilzak, A Żebrowska, M Sikora, B Hall, O Łakomy, S Kostorz, D Ziora, D Jastrzębski
Scientific reports underscore the importance of measuring the health-related quality of life in sarcoidosis patients. The present study seeks to define how sarcoidosis patients' quality of life, daily physical activity, and physical performance are related to each other. Seventeen patients (mean age 46.8 ± 8.8 years) suffering from sarcoidosis completed the following questionnaires: the fatigue assessment scale (FAS), the quality of life scale (SF-36 questionnaire), and the Borg dyspnea scale. Physical activity (PA) was assessed using accelerometry...
October 25, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Victoria Alikari, Athanasios Sachlas, Stavroula Giatrakou, John Stathoulis, Evagelos Fradelos, Paraskevi Theofilou, Maria Lavdaniti, Sofia Zyga
An important factor which influences the quality of life of patients with arthritis is the fatigue they experience. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between fatigue and quality of life among patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Between January 2015 and March 2015, 179 patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis completed the Fatigue Assessment Scale and the Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index-15 (MVQoLI-15). The study was conducted in Rehabilitation Centers located in the area of Peloponnese, Greece...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Antoni Cano-Climent, Antonio Oliver-Roig, Julio Cabrero-García, Jolanda de Vries, Miguel Richart-Martínez
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is the most widely reported symptom by women during pregnancy, labour, the postpartum period, and early parenting. The objective was to translate the Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS) into Spanish and assess its psychometric properties. METHODS: Instrumental Design. The FAS was translated into Spanish (FAS-e) using forward and back translation. A convenience sample was constituted with 870 postpartum women recruited at discharge from 17 public hospitals in Eastern Spain...
2017: PeerJ
Fausto Salaffi, Fabiola Atzeni, Rossella Talotta, Marco Di Carlo, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the 6-month impact of the catastrophic earthquakes that struck central Italy in August and October 2016 on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS: We compared a cohort of 55 consecutive FM patients who had been exposed to an earthquake with a control group of 49 FM patients who had not been exposed to it. At each time-point (baseline, and after one, two, four and six months), the patients completed self-reported electronic versions of the revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) and the Fibromyalgia Activity Score (FAS) on a web platform...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Andrea Bosse-Henck, Rainer Koch, Hubert Wirtz, Andreas Hinz
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is common among patients with sarcoidosis. The etiology of this problem is unknown and multifactorial. Fatigue can be confounded with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). Fatigue and sleepiness have rarely been studied simultaneously in sarcoidosis patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was the confounder-adjusted estimation of risks for severe fatigue and EDS in a large population of sarcoidosis patients and the development of multivariate predictors from this population...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Iryna I Delva, Nataliya V Lytvynenko, Mykhaylo Y Delva
INTRODUCTION: Post-stroke fatigue (PSF) is a common stroke complication with long-term negative consequences. AIM: Assess the qualitative and quantitative PSF characteristics during 3 month post-stroke period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: There were examined 141 patients with acute ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes at hospital stay, in 1, 2 and 3 months after stroke. PSF was measured by fatigue assessment scale (FAS), multidimensional fatigue inventory-20 (MFI-20) and fatigue severity scale (FSS)...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Albina Nowak, Lukas Boesch, Erik Andres, Edouard Battegay, Thorsten Hornemann, Christoph Schmid, Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari, Paolo M Suter, Pierre-Alexandre Krayenbuehl
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is frequent and has been associated with fatigue in uncontrolled trials. METHODS: This is the first double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of per os vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) in treating fatigue among otherwise healthy persons with low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels. We enrolled 120 individuals (mean age 29 ± 6 years, 53% women) presenting with fatigue and vitamin D deficiency (serum 25(OH)D < 20 μg/L)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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)...
January 2017: 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...
August 1, 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
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