Prospective validation of a new instrument for screening of incipient fatigue syndrome

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Kai Österberg - Lund University, Department of Psychology

Description:

The research team has developed a preliminary version of a simple, short and easily interpreted questionnaire for the detection of early stages of chronic fatigue syndrome. The draft version is now being tested clinically in occupational health. This is a validation study with the aim to further development and quality assurance instrument. The instrument is provided quarterly for 3 years to about 1,500 people who are likely to have an increased risk of developing chronic fatigue syndrome. Of those that have shown increasing signs of stress-related disorders in two consecutive quarters every other is offered a individual consultation on stress prevention, while others offered the same consultation after rising signs of stress-related disorders in five consecutive quarters. This highlights the instruments predictive validity, ie. how well it measures early signs of what would later evolve towards chronic fatigue syndrome. The instrument is answered even by patients in the early stages of chronic fatigue syndrome, to verify the prospective findings. Further, the instrument are being tested at w

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Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Kai Österberg - Lund University, Department of Psychology

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0073

Purpose:

To verify that a higher score on the instrument LUCIE (Lund University Checklist for Incipient Exhaustion) reflects incipient fatigue syndrome due to prolonged work stress.

Description:

The research team has developed a preliminary version of a simple, short and easily interpreted questionnaire for the detection of early stages of chronic fatigue syndrome. The draft version is now being tested clinically in occupational health. This is a validation study with the aim to further development and quality assurance instrument. The instrument is provided quarterly for 3 years to about 1,500 people who are likely to have an increased risk of developing chronic fatigue syndrome. Of those that have shown increasing signs of stress-related disorders in two consecutive quarters every other is offered a individual consultation on stress prevention, while others offered the same consultation after rising signs of stress-related disorders in five consecutive quarters. This highlights the instruments predictive validity, ie. how well it measures early signs of what would later evolve towards chronic fatigue syndrome. The instrument is answered even by patients in the early stages of chronic fatigue syndrome, to verify the prospective findings. Further, the instrument are being tested at w

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Time period(s) investigated:

2012 — 2016

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: Scania

Unit of analysis:

Contact person for questions about the data:

Kai Österberg

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Available documentation:

Stress, occupation life and health

Description:

Data also collected using several psychometric instruments and self assessment forms

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Web-based interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 2012 — 2016

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2012 — ongoing