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Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale (PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale)

Varni James W

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Basic description

Conditions of use

The PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale is a specific module of the PedsQL™

Existing versions: Acute version and Standard version, for Toddlers (2-4 years of age), Young Child (5-7 years of age), Child (8-12 years of age), Adolescent (13-18 years of age), Young Adult (18-25 years of age) and Adults (>26 years of age) 

Authors

Varni James W

Copyright
© 1998 JW Varni, Ph.D. All rights reserved
Objective
The PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale was designed as a generic symptom-specific instrument to measure fatigue in patients with acute and chronic health conditions as well as healthy school and community populations
Therapeutic area
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
Therapeutic indication

Fatigue

Generic for Fatigue Symptoms
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • ObsRO ObsRO
  • PRO PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Varni JW, Burwinkle TM, Katz ER, et al. The PedsQL™ in pediatric cancer: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Generic Core Scales, Multidimensional Fatigue Scale, and Cancer Module. Cancer. 2002 Apr 1;94(7):2090-106 (Full Text Article)

Daniel LC, Brumley LD, Schwartz LA. Fatigue in adolescents with cancer compared to healthy adolescents. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Nov;60(11):1902-7 (Full Text Article)

Varni JW, Burwinkle TM, Szer IS. The PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in pediatric rheumatology: reliability and validity. J Rheumatol. 2004 Dec;31(12):2494-500 (Pubmed Abstract)

Varni JW, Limbers CA. The PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in young adults: feasibility, reliability and validity in a University student population. Qual Life Res. 2008 Feb;17(1):105-14 (Pubmed Abstract)

Varni JW, Limbers CA, Bryant WP, Wilson DP. The PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in type 1 diabetes: feasibility, reliability, and validity. Pediatr Diabetes. 2009 Aug;10(5):321-8 (Pubmed Abstract)

Varni JW, Limbers CA, Bryant WP, Wilson DP. The PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in pediatric obesity: feasibility, reliability and validity. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2010;5(1):34-42 (Pubmed Abstract)

Varni JW, Limbers CA, Bryant WP, Wilson DP. Assessment of fatigue in pediatric patients with short stature utilizing the PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale. Children's Health Care 2012;41(2):162-81

Varni JW, Beaujean AA, Limbers CA. Factorial invariance of pediatric patient self-reported fatigue across age and gender: a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis approach utilizing the PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale. Qual Life Res. 2013 Nov;22(9):2581-94 (Pubmed Abstract)

Panepinto JA, Torres S, Bendo CB, et al. PedsQL™ Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in sickle cell disease: Feasibility, reliability and validity. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jan;61(1):171-7 (Full Text Article)

Last update: February 2017
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