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Table 3 Fatigue severity scale-7: item hierarchy demonstrated in people with stroke

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 56.32 (.96) 3.23 (1.77) Item 5: Fatigue causes frequent problems for me
54.12 (.95) 3.46 (1.91) Item 9: Fatigue interferes with my work, family or social life
49.54 (.95) 3.93 (2.17) Item 6: My fatigue prevents sustained physical functioning
49.54 (.95) 3.95 (1.95) Item 7: Fatigue interferes with carrying out certain duties and responsibilities
48.18 (.95) 4.10 (2.24) Item 8: Fatigue is among my three most disabling symptoms
46.90 (.96) 4.23 (1.90) Item 3: I am easily fatigued
Easier items to agree with 45.41 (.97) 4.38 (1.67) Item 4: Fatigue interferes with my physical functioning
  1. Items completed by people with stroke: items 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, n = 104; item 6, n = 103.
  2. *Standard error; Standard deviation.