Katy N. L. Van Heest, Ashley R. Mogush, Virgil G. Mathiowetz; Effects of a One-to-One Fatigue Management Course for People With Chronic Conditions and Fatigue. Am J Occup Ther 2017;71(4):7104100020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.023440
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OBJECTIVE. We assessed the impact of a one-to-one fatigue management course on participants’ fatigue, self-efficacy, quality of life, and energy conservation behaviors.
METHOD. This observational study used a one-group, pretest–posttest, follow-up design. Forty-nine people with chronic conditions and fatigue participated in the one-to-one fatigue management course in outpatient and community-based settings. The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy–Fatigue Scale was used to measure fatigue; the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy–General measured quality of life; and the Self-Efficacy for Performing Energy Conservation Strategies Assessment was used to measure self-efficacy.
RESULTS. Participants showed significant reductions in fatigue and significant increases in self-efficacy and quality of life at posttest. These beneficial effects were maintained at follow-up. The Social Well-Being subscale was the only measure on which outcomes did not change significantly.
CONCLUSION. The one-to-one fatigue management course is a beneficial intervention for people with chronic conditions and fatigue.
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