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Fatigue after stroke: the development and evaluation of a case definition.

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OBJECTIVE: While fatigue after stroke is a common problem, it has no generally accepted definition. Our aim was to develop a case definition for post-stroke fatigue and to test its psychometric properties. METHODS: A case definition with face validity and an associated structured interview was constructed. After initial piloting, the feasibility, reliability (test-retest and inter-rater) and concurrent validity (in relation to four fatigue severity scales) were determined in 55 patients with...

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Journal:
Journal of psychosomatic research
Volume:
63
Issue:
5
Pages:
539-544
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1879-1360
ISSN:
0022-3999
URN:
uuid:302dc3d8-537d-4bcc-854a-3c579ce02715
Source identifiers:
178524
Local pid:
pubs:178524

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