Parkinson's disease fatigue scale

The Parkinson's Disease Fatigue Scale (PFS-16) is a patient-rated scale that measures fatigue: one of the non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's.

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Topic
  • Service improvement
  • Symptoms
  • Treatments and medication
Resource type
  • Tools
Profession
  • Doctor (Geriatrician)
  • Doctor (Neurologist)
  • GP
  • Nurse (other)
  • Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
Stage
  • Complex
  • Maintenance

The Parkinson's Disease Fatigue Scale (PFS-16) is a patient-rated scale that measures fatigue - one of the non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's.

The scale allows the measurement of the presence of fatigue (seven items) and also its impact on daily function (nine items) and takes around five minutes to administer.

It can be used to assess levels of fatigue and measure any changes that treatment or lifestyle changes may effect. 

The PFS-16 is available for download by healthcare professionals or not-for-profit researchers.

Anyone outside of these groups, e.g. commercial researchers, is asked to contact Professor Richard Brown ([email protected]) to request permission for use. (Brown et al 2005)

Download Parkinson's disease fatigue scale (PDF, 19.7KB)