New outcome measures for pain and fatigue during a typical day: pain and fatigue graphs


Patients with a neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) often experience pain, fatigue and difficulties performing activities of daily life, which is correlated to scapular instability, increased fatigability and overuse of compensating muscles in NA. To obtain insight in the relation between daily activities and their complaints, patients are asked to draw graphs for their pain and fatigue during a typical day. On the x-axis 24 hours of the day are represented and on the y-axis pain or fatigue are represented using numerical rating scales with 1 referring to no pain/no fatigue and 10 to maximum pain/maximum fatigue.


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