Predicting postoperative fatigue: Importance of preoperative factors

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Postoperative fatigue as defined by a 10-point scale (1=fit, 10=fatigued) was determined prospectively in 84 patients undergoing major surgery. Results from this scale correlated well with standard psychological assessment of fatigue (Profile of Mood States Questionnaire) (bir=0.767;bip<0.0001). Fatigue values were 3.46±0.19 arbitrary units (mean±SEM… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01658931

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