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Validation of the Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale, Italian-version

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Abstract Increased fatigability is considered to be one of the main causes of impaired quality of life among older adults. Nevertheless, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying fatigability in older adults remains incomplete, in particular due to the fact that most available fatigability tools, were developed and targeted to assess this symptom mainly in younger populations, with specific pathologies and without adjustment for physical activity or age. Recently, a patient-reported outcome measure, the Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale (PFS), was developed to assess this construct in older adults. The PFS consists of two subscales, physical and mental fatigability, which measure perceptions of physical and mental fatigue relative to participation in different daily activities. The objectives will be to investigate the validity and reliability of the Italian-version of the PFS in healthy older adults, older outpatients with early stages of Parkinson’s disease (University of Pavia, Italy) and in older inpatients with cardiovascular comorbidities (Clinica Moncucco, Lugano).

Enti SUPSI coinvolti Laboratorio di ricerca in riabilitazione 2rLab

Responsabili Matteo Beretta Piccoli

Data di inizio progetto 1 dicembre 2022

Data di chiusura progetto 30 novembre 2023

 
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