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Fatigue after acquired brain injury : A validation study of the Dutch multifactor fatigue scale

Berg, N. van den (2020) Fatigue after acquired brain injury : A validation study of the Dutch multifactor fatigue scale.

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Abstract:Objective: Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms after acquired brain injury and is highly impacting the patients. The DMFS is the first questionnaire taking all aspects of fatigue into account. This study aimed to validate the questionnaire. Next, items of fatigue which have the highest impact as well as aspects which should be used for monitoring are intended to be identified. Method: Besides the DMFS, the FSS and HADS were included for validation purposes and applied to a sample (N=31) of stroke patients Results: The results indicated good internal consistency for all subscales except for ‘Coping with fatigue’. No appropriate construct validity was found. Physical and mental fatigue were identified as the ones having the most impact on the patients’ daily life. For monitoring, no meaningful result was found. Discussion: The DMFS could have been validated in regard of reliability. The result was not as significant as in the first study which might be due to the small sample size. The sample seemed to indicate low fatigue level which might explain the result regarding validity. No aspect for monitoring fatigue could have been found since the design of this study did not allow to further investigate this topic.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82027
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