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How is fatigue measured?

There’s no direct way of measuring fatigue, but your rheumatology team or GP can assess how it’s affecting your life. You may be given a questionnaire to report the extent and effects of fatigue, which can guide your doctors to self-help strategies that you might be able to use. The questionnaire might ask you to assess:

  • how severe the fatigue is
  • the level of distress it causes you
  • your physical and mental tiredness
  • the impact on your daily life
  • how much you feel able to cope.

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