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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623572
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Article
Level of Evidence:
Cohort Study
Research Approach:
Quantitative Research
Title:
Validating the Saligan Fatigue Inventory (SalFI)
Author(s):
Dickinson, Kristin; Albrecht, Tara; Wilson, Christina; Raheem, Sumiyya; Zhang, Xuemin; Saligan, Leorey N.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Kristin Dickinson, PhD, RN OCN | Tara Albrecht, PhD, RN | Christina Wilson, BSN, RN | Sumiyya Raheem, BS | Xuemin Zhang, PhD | Leorey N. Saligan, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN
Abstract:

Background: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a very distressing symptom reported by oncology patients. Currently, CRF is measured by self-report instruments. Although clinician-administered questionnaires are more sensitive than self-report scales, there is no available clinician-administered instrument that is validated to measure CRF.                            

Purpose: This nurse-led, prospective, repeated measures study investigated the reliability and validity of a 7-item Saligan Fatigue Inventory (SalFI), a recently developed, clinician-administered tool to measure CRF.        

Methods: Significant correlations between SalFI and other reliable and valid CRF measures (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy–Fatigue [FACT-F], revised Piper Fatigue Scale [rPFS]) were explored using Spearman correlation tests. A global correlation matrix to compare correlations among study time points was developed using the Benjamin-Hockberg method. Study subjects were followed at baseline (T1, before primary cancer treatment), one month (T2) and 3 months (T3) after cancer treatment initiation from two study centers. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Boards of both recruitment centers.

Results: A total of 60 subjects were enrolled in the study. The SalFI was highly correlated with both FACT-F (rho=0.69, ppp

Conclusion: The SalFI is a reliable and valid clinician-administered measure of CRF. Validation studies in other cancer populations, other clinical populations, and in other languages are warranted.

Keywords:
fatigue; observer-reported outcome; cancer-related fatigue; treatment outcome; instrument development; clinician-administered instrument
CINAHL Headings:
Cancer Fatigue; Outcome Assessment--Methods; Outcome Assessment; Instrument Validation; Instrument Construction; Clinical Assessment Tools; Treatment Outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
30-Nov-2017
Date of Publication:
30-Nov-2017
Sponsors:
Daisy Foundation; National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, Division of Intramural Research
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.evidence.levelCohort Studyen
dc.research.approachQuantitative Researchen
dc.titleValidating the Saligan Fatigue Inventory (SalFI)en_US
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, Kristinen
dc.contributor.authorAlbrecht, Taraen
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Christinaen
dc.contributor.authorRaheem, Sumiyyaen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xueminen
dc.contributor.authorSaligan, Leorey N.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsKristin Dickinson, PhD, RN OCN | Tara Albrecht, PhD, RN | Christina Wilson, BSN, RN | Sumiyya Raheem, BS | Xuemin Zhang, PhD | Leorey N. Saligan, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAANen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623572-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Background</strong>: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a very distressing symptom reported by oncology patients. Currently, CRF is measured by self-report instruments. Although clinician-administered questionnaires are more sensitive than self-report scales, there is no available clinician-administered instrument that is validated to measure CRF.                            </p> <p><strong>Purpose</strong>: This nurse-led, prospective, repeated measures study investigated the reliability and validity of a 7-item Saligan Fatigue Inventory (SalFI), a recently developed, clinician-administered tool to measure CRF.        </p> <p><strong>Methods</strong>: Significant correlations between SalFI and other reliable and valid CRF measures (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy–Fatigue [FACT-F], revised Piper Fatigue Scale [rPFS]) were explored using Spearman correlation tests. A global correlation matrix to compare correlations among study time points was developed using the Benjamin-Hockberg method. Study subjects were followed at baseline (T1, before primary cancer treatment), one month (T2) and 3 months (T3) after cancer treatment initiation from two study centers. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Boards of both recruitment centers.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: A total of 60 subjects were enrolled in the study. The SalFI was highly correlated with both FACT-F (rho=0.69, <em>p</em>pp</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong>: The SalFI is a reliable and valid clinician-administered measure of CRF. Validation studies in other cancer populations, other clinical populations, and in other languages are warranted.</p>en
dc.subjectfatigueen
dc.subjectobserver-reported outcomeen
dc.subjectcancer-related fatigueen
dc.subjecttreatment outcomeen
dc.subjectinstrument developmenten
dc.subjectclinician-administered instrumenten
dc.subject.cinahlCancer Fatigueen
dc.subject.cinahlOutcome Assessment--Methodsen
dc.subject.cinahlOutcome Assessmenten
dc.subject.cinahlInstrument Validationen
dc.subject.cinahlInstrument Constructionen
dc.subject.cinahlClinical Assessment Toolsen
dc.subject.cinahlTreatment Outcomesen
dc.date.available2017-11-30T19:10:05Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-30-
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-30T19:10:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipDaisy Foundationen
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, Division of Intramural Researchen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
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