Examining fatigue in COPD: development, validity and reliability of a modified version of FACIT-F scale

  title={Examining fatigue in COPD: development, validity and reliability of a modified version of FACIT-F scale},
  author={Khaled Al-shair and Hanna M{\"u}llerova and Janelle Yorke and Stephen I. Rennard and Emiel F. M. Wouters and Nicola Alexander Hanania and Amir Sharafkhaneh and J\orgen Vestbo},
  booktitle={Health and quality of life outcomes},
INTRODUCTION Fatigue is a disruptive symptom that inhibits normal functional performance of COPD patients in daily activities. The availability of a short, simple, reliable and valid scale would improve assessment of the characteristics and influence of fatigue in COPD. METHODS At baseline, 2107 COPD patients from the ECLIPSE cohort completed the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy Fatigue (FACIT-F) scale. We used well-structured classic method, the principal components analysis… CONTINUE READING
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