Abstract: The purposes of this study were to validate psychometric properties of the Myasthenia Gravis Fatigue Scale (MGFS) and to use the MGFS to study the relationship of selected demographic and clinical variables to fatigue in a myasthenia gravis (MG) patient population.
Fatigue severity was measured by the Myasthenia Gravis Fatigue Scale (MGFS), an adaptation of an instrument used for multiple sclerosis patients.
Myasthenia Gravis Fatigue Scale. The MGFS was designed to measure fatigue severity for MG patients (Grohar-Murray, Sears, et al., 1994).
Study packets contained a cover letter explaining the purpose of the study, informed consent and two questionnaires, The Fatigue Survey and the Myasthenia Gravis Fatigue Scale. Participants were asked to complete the questionnaires and return them in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the researcher.
The Myasthenia Gravis Fatigue Scale (MGFS) is a 26-item Likert scale developed and tested by the authors. It's purpose is to measure fatigue severity.