Validation of the Danish version of the Dutch Multifactor Fatigue Scale in acquired brain injury

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The 38-item Dutch Multifactor Fatigue Scale (DMFS) was developed as a measure of fatigue following acquired brain injury (ABI) using five subscales, including Coping with Fatigue. The objective was to validate the Danish version of DMFS. Descriptive item statistics and confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate validity in a sample of 149 adults with ABI recruited at a stroke unit (n=49) and three outpatient rehabilitation centres (n=100). A subgroup (n=9) participated in cognitive interviewing. Coping with Fatigue demonstrated psychometric issues, α = .48, while performing better among outpatients only, α = .58. The other subscales performed satisfactorily, α range .76-.90, although some items indicated misfit in both statistical analyses and cognitive interviewing. The original five-factor model failed to converge. A four-factor model without Coping with Fatigue demonstrated fair fit, χ 2 (489)=814.19, p<.001, RMSEA=.068, TLI=.904. While DMFS holds promise for assessing post-ABI fatigue, a revision of the Danish version is recommended.
Period27. Aug 2021
Event title14th Nordic Meeting in Neuropsychology: From cradle to cognitive reserve
Event typeConference
Conference number14
LocationKøbenhavn, DenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational