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Table 4 Fatigue severity scale-7: item hierarchy demonstrated in people with HIV/AIDS

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 52.86 (.50) 3.41 (2.06) Item 5: Fatigue causes frequent problems for me
51.40 (.49) 3.59 (2.01) Item 3: I am easily fatigued
51.10 (.49) 3.65 (1.99) Item 6: My fatigue prevents sustained physical functioning
50.23 (.49) 3.76 (2.13) Item 9: Fatigue interferes with my work, family or social life
49.88 (.49) 3.80 (2.01) Item 7: Fatigue interferes with carrying out certain duties and responsibilities
48.26 (.49) 4.00 (2.24) Item 8: Fatigue is among my three most disabling symptoms
Easier items to agree with 46.27 (.50) 4.28 (2.08) Item 4: Fatigue interferes with my physical functioning
  1. Items completed by people with HIV/AIDS: item 3, n = 313; item 4, n = 312; item 5, n = 315; items 6, 7 and 8, n = 314; item 9, n = 316.
  2. *Standard error; Standard deviation.