Brief Fatigue Inventory
The instrument is used to quickly assess the severity of fatigue experienced by cancer patients, as well as its impact on their ability to function over the previous 24 h. It can be administered in a clinical setting as part of patient screening processes, and may also be useful for clinical trials. As a short scale that can be rapidly administered and easily understood, the BFI is designed to be well tolerated by patients suffering even the most severe degrees of fatigue.
KeywordsPublic Health Clinical Trial Cancer Patient Internal Medicine Clinical Setting
Representative Studies Using Scale
- Anderson, K.O., Getto, C. J., Mendoza, C. R., Palmer, S. N., Wang, X. S., Reyes-Gibby, C. C., & Cleeland, C. S. (2003). Fatigue and sleep disturbance in patients with cancer, patients with clinical depression, and community-dwelling adults. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 25(4), 307–318.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar