Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory-20

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Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory-20 or MFI-20® is a 20-item scale was developed in 1995 to measure fatigue severity, and has been extensively used to measure fatigue in cancer and cancer-related illnesses.[1][2]

The MFI-20 evaluates five dimensions of fatigue:

  • general fatigue
  • physical fatigue
  • reduced motivation
  • reduced activity, and
  • mental fatigue[1]

Copyright and translations[edit | edit source]

The MFI study form has a registered trademark and copies are available at the Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Originally developed by a Dutch team, the MFI has since been translated into many different languages.

Wichita Clinical Study[edit | edit source]

The Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI) was one of the tests comprising the CDC's Wichita Clinical Study conducted from December 2002 to July 2003 in Wichita, Kansas, USA.

Citation[edit | edit source]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2009, Further validation of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory in a US adult population sample[2] (Full text)
  • 2012, Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI)

    "Reliability and Validity: In an initial psychometric evaluation, develops reported an internal consistency ranging from .53 to .93. The scale was also found to be sensitive to differences between the participants groups."[3]

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Smets, EMA; Garssen, B; Bonke, B; De Haes, JC (1995). "The Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI) psychometric qualities of an instrument to assess fatigue". J Psychosom Res. 39: 315–25. doi:10.1016/0022-3999(94)00125-O. PMID 7636775.}
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lin, Jin-Mann S.; Brimmer, Dana J.; Maloney, Elizabeth M.; Nyarko, Ernestina; BeLue, Rhonda; Reeves, William C. (December 15, 2009). "Further validation of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory in a US adult population sample". Population Health Metrics. 7 (1): 18. doi:10.1186/1478-7954-7-18. ISSN 1478-7954. PMC 2801470. PMID 20003524.
  3. Shahid, Azmeh; Wilkinson, Kate; Marcu, Shai; Shapiro, Colin M. (2012), STOP, THAT and One Hundred Other Sleep Scales, Springer, New York, p. 241-2, ISBN 978-1-4419-9892-7