Fatigue in Child Chronic Health Conditions: A Systematic Review of Assessment Instruments
Alison Crichton, Sarah Knight, Ed Oakley, Franz E Babl, Vicki Anderson
PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is common in chronic health conditions in childhood, associated with decreased quality of life and functioning, yet there are limited data to compare assessment instruments across conditions and childhood development. Our objective was to describe fatigue assessment instruments used in children with chronic health conditions and critically appraise the evidence for the measurement properties of identified instruments. METHODS: Data sources included Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and PsycINFO (using the EBSCOhost platform). Study selection included quantitative assessment of fatigue in children with health conditions. Data ..View full abstract
Supported in part by a Moving Ahead Seed grant, a National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (Dr Crichton, awarded 2014), Canberra, Australia, a Neurosciences Victoria Brain and Mind Scholarship, Melbourne, Australia (Dr Crichton, awarded 2012), and the Victorian Government Operations Infrastructure Scheme.