Accession Number : ADP005573

Title :   Psychological Assessment of Fatigue in a Medical Setting,

Corporate Author : BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Powell,John B. ; Kroenke,Kurt K. ; Wood,David R. ; Mangelsdorff,A. D.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Fatigue is the seventh most common complaint in ambulatory medical care. Little research has been done, however, with the few available studies being retrospective and uncontrolled. The present study examined 102 fatigued patients presenting at two adult ambulatory primary care clinics at a teaching hospital. An additional, 26 non-fatigued control subjects (CONT) were drawn from the same population, and matched demographically with 26 subjects from the fatigue group (FATG). Detailed historical, physical, laboratory, and psychometric data were gathered, including two fatigue scales (Montgomery; Cardenas) the Beck Depression Scale (BDI), the Holmes Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS), the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire (MSPQ), the Million Behavioral Health Inventory (MBHI), and the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP). Clinical implications and directions for further research are discussed.

Descriptors :   *CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), PSYCHOMETRICS, EMOTIONS, ANXIETY, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE