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Table 2 Fatigue severity scale-7: item hierarchy demonstrated in people with MS

From: Can the Fatigue Severity Scale 7-item version be used across different patient populations as a generic fatigue measure - a comparative study using a Rasch model approach

  Measure (SE*) (logit) Mean (SD) (raw score) Item
Harder items to agree with 52.57 (.55) 4.37 (2.19) Item 9: Fatigue interferes with my work, family or social life
51.85 (.59) 4.43 (2.05) Item 5: Fatigue causes frequent problems for me
51.08 (.55) 4.60 (2.23) Item 7: Fatigue interferes with carrying out certain duties and responsibilities
50.09 (.55) 4.79 (2.22) Item 8: Fatigue is among my three most disabling symptoms
49.63 (.55) 4.83 (2.22) Item 6: My fatigue prevents sustained physical functioning
47.69 (.62) 4.83 (1.88) Item 3: I am easily fatigued
Easier items to agree with 47.08 (.59) 5.06 (2.02) Item 4: Fatigue interferes with my physical functioning
  1. Items completed by people with MS: all items were completed by n = 224.
  2. *Standard error; Standard deviation.