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5.8.4 – Fatigue

Measure (Authors, Year) Generic vs Specific, Purpose Administration, Number of Items, Number of Domains Measurement Properties

HIV Fatigue Scale37



Self-reported questionnaire

56 items

3 domains

Reliability: High internal consistency reliability. Cronbach's alpha was >0.90 on all domains among people living with HIV-related fatigue. Cronbach's alpha for the entire tool was 0.94. Test-retest reliability was moderate with a correlation coefficient of 0.43.

Validity: Good convergent construct validity among people living with HIV-related fatigue.38

37Barroso J, Lynn MR. Psychometric properties of the HIV-Related Fatigue Scale.  J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2002 Jan-Feb;13(1):66-75. PubMed PMID: 11828861.

38Pence BW, Barroso J, Leserman J, Harmon JL, Salahuddin N. Measuring fatigue in people living with HIV/AIDS: psychometric characteristics of the HIV-related fatigue scale. AIDS Care. 2008 Aug;20(7):829-37. PubMed PMID: 18608084; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2586613.