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Reliability, validity and clinical usefulness of the BNI fatigue scale in mild traumatic brain injury

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-978
Number of pages7
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability, validity and clinical usefulness of the Barrow Neurological Institute Fatigue Scale (BNI-FS) in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). Methods and procedure: Participants were 125 patients enrolled from the Emergency Department (ED) of Tampere University Hospital, Finland who had sustained an MTBI. The average number of days from injury to the interview and questionnaires was 24.1 (SD=5.4, Range=8-38). The patients were compared to a healthy control sample. Patients completed the Barrow Neurological Institute Fatigue Scale, Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS), Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition (BDI-II), Rivermead Post-concussion Symptom Questionnaire (RPSQ) and the health assessment measure EuroQol five Dimension (EQ-5D) Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Results: The MTBI group had significantly greater total scores on the BNI-FS than the control group (p


  • Fatigue, Measurement, Mild traumatic brain injury