The Brief Fatigue Inventory (BFI) is used to rapidly assess the severity and impact of cancer-related fatigue. An increasing focus on cancer-related fatigue emphasized the need for sensitive tools to assess this most frequently reported symptom. The six inventory items correlate with standard quality-of-life measures.
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- Purpose: To assess the severity of fatigue and the impact of fatigue on daily functioning
- Population: Patients with fatigue due to cancer and cancer treatment
- Assessment Areas: Severity of fatigue and the impact of fatigue on daily functioning in the past 24 hours
- Method: Self-report, interview with research staff, or interactive voice response system (IVR)
- Time required: Five minutes
- Scoring: A global fatigue score can be obtained by averaging all the items on the BFI
- Reliability: Cronbach alpha reliability ranges from 0.82 to 0.97
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