Measuring the functional impact of fatigue: initial validation of the fatigue impact scale.

  title={Measuring the functional impact of fatigue: initial validation of the fatigue impact scale.},
  author={John D Fisk and Paul Ritvo and Leslie Ross and David A Haase and Tom Marrie and Walter F Schlech},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={18 Suppl 1},
The fatigue impact scale (FIS) was developed to improve our understanding of the effects of fatigue on quality of life. The FIS examines patients' perceptions of the functional limitations that fatigue has caused over the past month. FIS items reflect perceived impact on cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functioning. This study compared 145 patients referred for investigation of chronic fatigue (ChF) with 105 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 34 patients with mild hypertension (HT… CONTINUE READING
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