Self-reported fatigue and physical function in late mid-life

Tidsskriftartikel - 2014


Objective: To determine the association between the 5 sub-scales of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20) and physical function in late mid-life. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: A population-based sample of adults who participated in the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank population cohort (n=4,964; age 49-63 years). Methods: Self-reported fatigue was measured using the MFI-20 comprising: general fatigue, physical fatigue, reduced activity, reduced motivation, and mental fatigue. Handgrip strength and chair rise tests were used as measures of physical function. Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to determine the associations between handgrip strength and the chair rise test with the MFI-20 subscales, adjusted for potential confounders. Results: After adjustments for potential confounders, handgrip strength was associated with physical fatigue (adjusted odds ratio (OR) 0.75 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.66-0.86); p


Boter H, Manty M, Hansen ÅM, Hortobagyi T, Avlund K. Self-reported fatigue and physical function in late mid-life. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2014;46(7):684-690.
doi: 10.2340/16501977-1814

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