Measuring fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: A cross-sectional study to evaluate the Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue Multi-Dimensional questionnaire, visual analog scales, and numerical rating scales

Joanna Nicklin, Fiona Cramp, John Kirwan, Rosemary Greenwood, Marie Urban, Sarah Hewlett

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Abstract

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 contributionA cross sectional study to evaluate the Bristol RA Fatigue Multi-Dimensional Questionnaire, Visual Analogue and Numerical Rating Scales (BRAF)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1559 - 1568
Number of pages10
JournalArthritis Care and Research
Volume62
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Bibliographical note

Copyright © 2010 by the American College of Rheumatology.

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • England
  • Fatigue
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement
  • Questionnaires

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