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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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GOUVEIA, Valdiney Veloso et al. Fatigue assessment scale: adaptation for health professionals. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp. 246-256. ISSN 1984-6657.

This study aimed to adapt the Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS) to health professionals, combining evidence of factorial validity and reliability from two studies. In Study 1, the participants were 200 undergraduate students from three disciplines [Nursing (n = 56), Medicine (n = 69), and Psychology (n = 75)], with ages ranging from 18 to 39 years (M = 22.0, SD = 3.44), mostly female (64.5%), and single (90%), who answered the FAS and demographic questions. Principal Component (PC) analysis revealed one component, explaining 38.7% of the total variance; Cronbach's alpha (α) was 0.80 and scalability indexes were 0.33 (H) and 0.82 (Rho). In Study 2, the participants were 246 health professionals.The PC analysis confirmed the one-dimensional structure, explaining 43.8% of the total variance (α = 0.85, H = 0.40, and Rho = 0.87). The congruence coefficient was of 0.99 for the one-factor solution. In conclusion, the FAS showed adequate psychometric evidence of validity and reliability.

Keywords : Fatigue; health; assessment.

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