|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2649575||1139263||2015||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to develop the Hirai Cancer Fatigue Scale (HCFS) to assess the fatigue experienced by cancer patients, and to verify its reliability and validity.MethodsBased on qualitative research about the perception of fatigue by Japanese cancer patients, we developed a questionnaire. The content validity was confirmed by 5 expert oncology nurses and 5 oncologists. 281 Japanese cancer patients participated in this study. Construct validity was analyzed using factor analysis, and internal consistency was analyzed using Cronbach's α coefficient.ResultsA 15-item scale with 3 dimensions, “physical/mental sensation”, “activity-related sensation” and “cognitive sensation,” was developed by factor analysis. This scale had an overall Cronbach's α coefficient of .943 and a test-retest reliability coefficient of r = .820 (p < 0.01), confirming the high reliability of the scale. The correlation coefficient was r = .759 (p < 0.01) between HCFS and abridged Profile of Mood States-Fatigue (POMS-F), and r = .763 (p < 0.01) between HCFS and Cancer Fatigue Scale (CFS), both showing high correlations and confirming criterion-related validity.ConclusionHCFS enables reliable and valid evaluation of Japanese cancer patients' fatigue. Use of the HCFS would assist in convenient self-evaluation of fatigue, and would allow information to be effectively provided to healthcare professionals. It could also be used for outcome evaluation in an intervention study.
Journal: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Volume 19, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages 427–432