The MFI is a 20-item scale designed to evaluate five dimensions of fatigue: general fatigue, physical fatigue, reduced motivation, reduced activity, and mental fatigue. Respondents use a scale ranging from 1 to 7 to indicate how aptly certain statements regarding fatigue represent their experiences. Several positively phrased items are reverse scored.
Year: 1995 Authors: Smets Disease: Obesity Outcome: Coping with the disease
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Measure: Coping with the disease
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 0
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Scale: Lower scores are better Reference: Smets, E. M., Garssen, B., Bonke, B., & De Haes, J. C. (1995). The Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI) psychometric qualities of an instrument to assess fatigue. Journal of psychosomatic research, 39(3), 315–325.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: Dutch Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.1016/0022-3999(94)00125-o