Current patient-reported outcome measures of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have limitations, providing only a global perspective. This study constructed a questionnaire (the Bristol RA Fatigue Multi-Dimensional Questionnaire [BRAF-MDQ]) from 45 preliminary questions derived from analysis of patient interviews and surveys and explored its structure for fatigue dimensions. The BRAF-MDQ and short BRAF numerical rating scales (NRS) and visual analog scales (VAS) for severity, effect, and ability to cope with fatigue were evaluated for validity.
|Translated title of the contribution||A cross sectional study to evaluate the Bristol RA Fatigue Multi-Dimensional Questionnaire, Visual Analogue and Numerical Rating Scales (BRAF)|
|Pages (from-to)||1559 - 1568|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Arthritis Care and Research|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2010|
Bibliographical noteCopyright © 2010 by the American College of Rheumatology.
- Arthritis, Rheumatoid
- Cross-Sectional Studies
- Middle Aged
- Pain Measurement