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Table 1 Fatigue scores and demographic characteristics of the two patient samples and the overall sample

From: Psychometric properties of a short version of Lee Fatigue Scale used as a generic PROM in persons with stroke or osteoarthritis: assessment using a Rasch analysis approach

 Stroke sample
(n = 322)
Osteoarthritis sample
(n = 203)
P-value1Total sample
(n = 525)
Fatigue scores
 LFS (mean, SD)
  Item #1 (N = 320; 200; 520)4.58 (2.33)3.85 (2.45)0.0014.30 (2.40)
  Item #4 (N = 321; 200; 521)3.54 (2.30)2.90 (2.17)0.0023.29 (2.27)
  Item #5 (N = 321; 201; 522)3.54 (2.32)2.92 (2.14)0.0023.30 (2.27)
  Item #16 (N = 321; 201; 522)3.06 (2.38)2.26 (1.95)< 0.0012.75 (2.25)
  Item #17 (N = 321; 200; 521)2.91 (2.56)3.16 (2.62)0.2863.00 (2.27)
 LFS-5 (mean, SD) (N = 320; 198; 518)3.52 (1.89)3.01 (1.92)0.0033.32 (1.92)
 LFS-3 (mean, SD) (N = 320; 199; 519)3.88 (2.10)3.23 (2.13)0.0013.63 (2.14)
Demographics
 Age (years), mean (SD)66.4 (12.8)68.2 (9.2)0.06167.1 (11.6)
 Sex, n (%)  < 0.001 
  Male190 (59.0)64 (31.5) 254 (48.4)
  Female132 (41.0)139 (68.5) 271 (51.6)
 Level of education, n (%)(N = 320; 198; 518)  < 0.001 
  Low (7–13)217 (67.8)96 (48.5) 313 (60.4)
  High (14+ years)103 (32.2)102 (51.5) 205 (39.6)
 Marital status, n (%)(N = 322; 199; 521)  0.266 
  Married/partner170 (52.8)115 (57.8) 285 (54.7)
  Not married152 (47.2)84 (42.2) 236 (45.3)
 Cohabitation status, n (%)(N = 322; 201; 523)  0.102 
  Live alone104 (32.3)79 (39.3) 183 (35.0)
  Live with someone218 (67.7)122 (60.7) 340 (65.0)
 Paid employment, n (%)(N = 322; 200; 522)  < 0.001 
  No310 (96.3)130 (65.0) 440 (84.3)
  Yes12 (3.7)70 (35.0) 82 (15.7)
  1. 1P-values of differences between the two samples