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Table 1 Most frequently used questionnaires by type of scale

From: Assessment of fatigue in chronic disease: a bibliographic study of fatigue measurement scales

Questionnaire Number of studies
Ad-hoc methods 669
Acute side effect assessment question 658
Multi-symptom scales 670
   EORCT QLQ-C30 [9] 131
   Short Form-36 [8] 100
   Profile of Mood States [10] 88
   Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire [11] 20
   Sickness Impact Profile [12] 16
   Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire [13] 11
   Symptom Distress Scale [14] 11
   Kidney Disease Questionnaire [15] 10
   Other multi-symptom questionnaires (n = 148) 283
Fatigue specific scales 416
   Fatigue Severity Scale [16] 68
   Fatigue Questionnaire/Fatigue Rating Scale/Chalder Fatigue Scale [17] 48
   Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory [18] 35
   Piper Fatigue Scale [19] 23
   Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Fatigue Scale [20] 22
   Fatigue Impact Scale/Fisk Fatigue Severity Score [21] 22
   Christensen-Kehlet Ordinal Fatigue Scale [22] 21
   Checklist Individual Strength [23] 16
   Maastricht Questionnaire (vital exhaustion) [24] 13
   Brief Fatigue Inventory [25] 11
   Visual Analogue-Fatigue [26] 11
   Fatigue Symptom Inventory [27] 10
   Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue [28] 10
   Other fatigue-specific questionnaires (n = 58) 106