Chalder Fatigue Scale

1  General Information

Instrument TitleChalder Fatigue Scale
Description

The Chalder Fatigue Scale is an 14-item, self-rating questionnaire measuring fatigue-related symptoms over the past month.

2  History

Contributor
Author(s):Chadler, T.
Year Created:1993

3  Cost

CostNo

4  Classification

Domain

5  Instrument Details

How to access

A sample of the Chalder Fatigue Scale can be found in the following article: 

Chalder T, Berelowitz G, Pawlikowska T, Watts L, Wessely S, Wright D, et al. (1993) Development of a fatigue scale. Journal of Psychosomatic Research,37: 147–53.

Sample Question(s)

Physical Symptoms:

1. Do you have problems with tiredness?

Revision Year
Number of Items14
Mode of Administrationself or interviewer
Reliability and Validity References
  1. Chalder T, Berelowitz G, Pawlikowska T, Watts L, Wessely S, Wright D, et al. (1993) Development of a fatigue scale. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 37: 147–53. 
  2. Morriss RK, Wearden AJ, Mullis R. (1998)  Exploring the validity of the Chalder Fatigue scale in chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Nov;45(5):411-7.


Example CAM Evaluation References
  1. de Oliveira Campos MP, Riechelmann R, Martins LC, Hassan BJ, Casa FB, Del Giglio A. (2011) Guarana (Paullinia cupana) improves fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing systemic chemotherapy. Journal of Alternative and Complement Medicine, Jun;17(6):505-12.
Target Age Groupnot specified
Target Population

General population and patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.

Time to Administer

10-15 minutes.

Time Period Assessed

Not specified.

Translations Available

This outcomes measure has been translated into the following languages: Chinese

6  Additional Information

Additional Comments

Chalder Fatigue Scale

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