The Fatigue Severity Scale can be used to assess the level of fatigue in patients and to monitor its change over time or in response to therapeutic interventions.
The instrument consists of 9 statements about the impact of the person's fatigue.
neither agree nor disagree
fatigue severity scale =
= SUM(points for all 9 questions)
mean response =
= (fatigue severity scale) / 9
• minimum total score: 9
• maximum total score: 63
• The higher the total score, the greater the fatigue impact.
• The authors found the scale consistent and reliable in the patient populations studied.
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Purpose: To use the Fatigue Severity Scale to evaluate the level of fatigue experienced by a patient.
Objective: severity, prognosis, stage, drug interactions, response to therapy, adverse effects, complication detection
ICD-10: F43.0, F48.0, G93.3, O26.8, R53, T67, T73.2, T73.3,