The Chalder fatigue scale is widely used to measure physical and mental fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome patients, but the constructs of the scale have not. Previous validation studies of the Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFS) suffer methodological shortcomings. The present study aimed to re-evaluate its. PDF | On Jan 4, , Craig Andrew Jackson and others published The Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFQ 11).

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Chalder fatigue scale

Ngand S. Future longitudinal studies are needed to elucidate the causal pathways and predictive validity of fatigue on physical and mental outcomes.

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The present study aimed to re-evaluate its psychometric properties using exploratory structural equation modeling ESEM. FongJessie S. Exploratory factor analysis estimates the cross-loadings and results in more realistic factor structure. Despite some empirical support for the two-factor structure [ 810 ], previous validation studies of the CFS suffer methodological shortcomings.


A general population survey. Regarding the ESEM models, the two-factor model provided a mediocre fit to the data.

Exploring the validity of the Chalder Fatigue scale in chronic fatigue syndrome.

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Receive exclusive offers fatogue updates from Oxford Academic. Hard to find the correct word. Convergent validity of the CFS was examined via associations with five covariates gender, age, exercise, perceived health, and life event and the health measures in the ESEM model.

Sign In or Create an Account. Exploratory structural equation modeling: Cella M, Chalder T. Sensitization in the UK Supreme Chaldet.

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We conclude that ESEM is a helpful tool for model building and development [ 18 ] and recommend that future psychometric studies abandon the use of outdated methods and apply ESEM as a practical alternative to CFA in assessing the psychometric fatgiue of scales.


Afari N, Buchwald D. Prevalence of chronic fatigue among Chinese adults in Hong Kong: Ethical approval was obtained from the local institutional review board. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It remains open to question whether their findings replicated the original two-factor model or provided evidence in support of a three-factor model.

The majority of participants was married Exploratory structural equation modeling of personality data. Fong Sleep medicine Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.

Chinese, Chronic fatigue, Convergent validity, Cross-loadings, Factor structure.

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HoEric T. Make slips of the tongue 1. Sleep disturbance was measured scalf the item Chinese Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index [ 21 ], which assesses seven components on a 4-point scale.