Arch Hellen Med, 33(2), March-April 2016, 231-238
Reliability and validity of the Greek version of "The Fatigue Assessment Scale"
V. Alikari,1 E. Fradelos,1 A. Sachlas,1 G. Panoutsopoulos,1 M. Lavdaniti,2
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Greek version of "Τhe Fatigue Assessment Scale".
METHOD The sample consisted of Greek patients with chronic diseases who were hospitalized in a public hospital in Athens, selected by the method of random sampling. The patients were given "The Fatigue Assessment Scale", translated into Greek. For statistical analysis of the data, the IBM, SPSS, Statistics version 22.0 was used.
RESULTS The internal consistency of the questionnaire was highly satisfactory (Cronbach's α 0.761). Statistical analysis of the patients' responses revealed two factors: Physical and mental fatigue.
CONCLUSIONS The Greek version of "The Fatigue Assessment Scale" is a good and reliable tool for measuring the perceived fatigue among patients with chronic diseases. Further research is recommended for the use of the tool in patients with specific diseases.
Key words: Chronic diseases, Cronbach's α, Fatigue, Fatigue Assessment Scale, Fatigue dimensions.