Applicability, Validity, and Reliability of the Piper Fatigue Scale in Postpolio PatientsBy Strohschein, Fay J.; Kelly, Carl C.; Clark, Anita C., PT; Westbury, Chris F., PhD; Shuaih, Ashfaq, MD; Chan, K. Ming, MD; American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 82, No. 2, pp. 122-129
Publication Date: February 2003
Study evaluates the validity and reliability of the Piper Fatigue Scale, which is potentially applicable for measuring fatigue in people who have been diagnosed with polio. The Piper Fatigue Scale was designed to measure fatigue in people with cancer, and includes 22 characteristics of fatigue in four different dimensions: (1) behavioral/severity, (2) affective meaning, (3) sensory, and (4) cognitive/mood. The study consisted of interview surveys with 64 people with postpolio syndrome and 25 healthy controls. The sample was recruited from a postpolio support group, a postpolio clinic, and the general community. The participants completed the Piper Fatigue Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Chalder Fatigue Questionnaire during the interview. Face and content validity of the Piper Fatigue Scale was established by a team of experts and by a group of people who had recovered from polio. Results indicated that the Piper Fatigue scale is a valid and reliable tool for measuring postpolio fatigue.
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J45233