The reliability and validity of Turkish version of pedsQL multidimensional fatigue scale in Duchenne muscular dystrophy


Fatigue is one of the most common-difficult to evaluate-symptom of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). However, there is not enough valid and reliable instrument to assess fatigue in neuromuscular disorders in literature. Our aim was to investigate the reliability and validity of pedsQL multidimensional fatigue scale (MFS) Turkish version in DMD. Seventy one DMD children whose ages were between 5–13 years were participated in this study. For the reliability, Turkish PedsQL MFS was applied children and their parents with two weeks interval by same physiotherapist.


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