A comparison of two methods of measuring fatigue in patients on chronic haemodialysis: visual analogue vs Likert scale.

@article{Brunier1996ACO,
  title={A comparison of two methods of measuring fatigue in patients on chronic haemodialysis: visual analogue vs Likert scale.},
  author={Gillian Brunier and Jane Graydon},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={1996},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={338-48}
}
The study compared level of fatigue measured by two self-report instruments in 43 patients on chronic haemodialysis. The two fatigue measures were the multi-item fatigue subscale of the Profile of Mood States (POMS) and a single-item visual analogue scale (VAS). There was a significant relationship between the two measures (r = 0.80); however, the shared variance was only 64%. Males and females, as well as subjects of different ages, responded to the two scales in different ways. Nurses need to… CONTINUE READING