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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158318
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Validity and Reliability of a Fatigue Measure for People with HIV/AIDS
Abstract:
Validity and Reliability of a Fatigue Measure for People with HIV/AIDS
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2003
Author:Voss, Joachim
P.I. Institution Name:University of California-San Francisco, School of Nursing
Title:Research Assistant
Contact Address:Box 0608, 521 Parnassus Avenue, Nursing 531K, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0608, USA
Contact Telephone:415.502.8081
Co-Authors:Holzemer, William L.
Purpose: To validate a measure of fatigue in a sample (n=372) of people living with HIV/AIDS. Background: Fatigue is a symptom ranging from mental and physical tiredness to complete exhaustion, dependent on the health situation of the individual. Fatigue is a daily physiological signal to rest and to sleep, however, persists in people with HIV/AIDS even with sufficient rest and sleep. Design: A secondary analysis was conducted. The available measures included: the revised Sign and Symptom Checklist-HIV fatigue scale (SSC-HIV rev), the Vitality scale from the Medical Outcomes Study-HIV (MOS-HIV) questionnaire and the fatigue scale from the Self-Care Symptom Questionnaire (SCSQ). It was hypothesized that there would be a significant negative relationship between fatigue and vitality. Results: Cronbach’s alpha reliability estimates were: MOS-HIV Vitality a=0.69, SSC-HIV Fatigue a=0.86 and the SCSQ-Fatigue a=0.92. Concurrent validity was supported by a significant positive correlation between the two measures of fatigue (r=.43, n=144, p=.000). Divergent validity was demonstrated with significant negative correlations between the fatigue measures and vitality (r=-.51, n=369, p=.000; r=-.42, n=144, p=.000). Conclusion: The fatigue scale of the SCSQ captures the dimensions of fatigue reliably and it is a valid measure for people with HIV/AIDS affected by this symptom.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleValidity and Reliability of a Fatigue Measure for People with HIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158318-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Validity and Reliability of a Fatigue Measure for People with HIV/AIDS </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Voss, Joachim</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California-San Francisco, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Box 0608, 521 Parnassus Avenue, Nursing 531K, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0608, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">415.502.8081</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jvossl@itsa.ucsf.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Holzemer, William L. </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To validate a measure of fatigue in a sample (n=372) of people living with HIV/AIDS. Background: Fatigue is a symptom ranging from mental and physical tiredness to complete exhaustion, dependent on the health situation of the individual. Fatigue is a daily physiological signal to rest and to sleep, however, persists in people with HIV/AIDS even with sufficient rest and sleep. Design: A secondary analysis was conducted. The available measures included: the revised Sign and Symptom Checklist-HIV fatigue scale (SSC-HIV rev), the Vitality scale from the Medical Outcomes Study-HIV (MOS-HIV) questionnaire and the fatigue scale from the Self-Care Symptom Questionnaire (SCSQ). It was hypothesized that there would be a significant negative relationship between fatigue and vitality. Results: Cronbach&rsquo;s alpha reliability estimates were: MOS-HIV Vitality a=0.69, SSC-HIV Fatigue a=0.86 and the SCSQ-Fatigue a=0.92. Concurrent validity was supported by a significant positive correlation between the two measures of fatigue (r=.43, n=144, p=.000). Divergent validity was demonstrated with significant negative correlations between the fatigue measures and vitality (r=-.51, n=369, p=.000; r=-.42, n=144, p=.000). Conclusion: The fatigue scale of the SCSQ captures the dimensions of fatigue reliably and it is a valid measure for people with HIV/AIDS affected by this symptom. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:43:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:43:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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