Fatigue in Parkinson's disease: Metric properties of the fatigue impact scale for daily use (D-FIS), and its impact on quality of life

Marcos Serrano-Dueñas, Rosaura Bravo, Tamara Merchán, Maite Serrano

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Objective: In Parkinson's disease patients, fatigue is a disabling non-motor symptom whose prevalence ranges from 28% to 58%. The Fatigue Impact Scale for Daily Use (D-FIS), one of the various scales for quantifying fatigue. The aim of our study was to analyze the metric properties of the D-FIS in PD subjects and assess the impact of fatigue on their quality of life. Patients and Methods: The cohort in this study was comprised of 211 consecutive patients with a PD diagnosis regularly followed up at the Movement Disorders Unit of the Neurology Department at Carlos Andrade Marín Hospital (HCAM) in Quito, Ecuador, according to the United Kingdom PD Society Brain Bank criteria. Data Quality, Acceptability, Reliability, Stability (test-retest), Validity and Multiple linear regression analysis were determined. Results: The final sample consisted of 138 men (65.4%) and 73 women. Forty-six percent of these (98 patients) were in stage II of H&Y. We obtained a Cronbach's α value of 0.912 and an ICC value of 0.79. D-FIS was strongly correlated with depression (Spearman rho [Srho] 0.60), anxiety (Srho 0.59), quality of life (Srho 0.67), and non-motor symptoms (Srho 0.66). The scale's discriminant validity, assessed among the different stages of H&Y by the Kruskal-Wallis test, showed major significance (X 2 = 23.183, p ≤ 0.001). In the Multiple linear regression study, the resulting model proves that fatigue has a determining effect on quality of life. Conclusions: The D-FIS has good metric properties and demonstrates that fatigue significantly affects PD patients’ quality of life and that its impact is independent from that of anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)12-15
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
EstadoPublicada - jun. 2018

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