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2020 Oct 22

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol

Validation of a Core Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for Fatigue in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: The SONG-HD Fatigue Instrument.


Ju A, Teixeira-Pinto A, Tong A, Smith AC, Unruh M, Davison SN, Dapueto J, Dew M A, Fluck R, Germain MJ, Jassal SV, Obrador GT, O'Donoghue D, Viecelli AK, Strippoli G, Ruospo M, Timofte D, Sharma A, Au E, Howell M, et al.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Oct 22.
PMID: 33093215.


Fatigue is a very common and debilitating symptom and identified by patients as a critically important core outcome to be included in all trials involving patients receiving hemodialysis. A valid, standardized measure for fatigue is needed to yield meaningful and relevant evidence about this outcome. This study validated a core patient-reported outcome measure for fatigue in hemodialysis.