Table 3

Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory Domains (mean [95% confidence intervals]; probability).

Cohort 1

Cohort 2

Domains

HC

n = 300

CFS *

n = 170

HC

n = 19

CFS **

N = 49

CFS+MO**

n = 28

CFS+MA**

N = 12

CFS+T **

n = 9


General Fatigue

10.4

[9.9-10.9]

16.4

[15.9-16.9]

p < 10-10

8.2

[6.7-9.6]

17.9

[17.2-18.6]

p < 10-10

18.3

[17.5-19.1]

p < 10-10

18.5

[17.0-20.0]

p = 10-10

15.9

[13.9-17.8]

p = 10-6

Physical Fatigue

9.4

[8.9-9.9]

14.6

[14.0-15.2]

p < 10-10

8.1

[5.8-10.3]

16.0

[15.1-16.9]

p < 10-10

16.3

[15.1-17.5]

p = 10-8

16.3

[14.6-17.9]

p = 0.00002

14.8

[12.2-16.5]

p = 0.002

Reduced Activity

8.4

[8.0-8.8]

12.7

[12.1-13.4]

p < 10-10

7.4

[5.7-9.2]

16.2

[15.2-17.1]

p < 10-10

16.3

[15.0-17.5]

p < 10-10

17.4

[15.8-19.1]

p = 10-8

14.3

[12.2-16.5]

p = 0.00001

Reduced Motivation

8.2

[7.6-8.7]

11.1

[10.5-11.7]

p < 10-10

8.2

[6.7-9.7]

11.9

[10.7-13.1]

P = 0.001

11.8

[10.1-13.4]

p = 0.005

13.0

[10.3-15.7]

p = 0.003

10.7

[8.8-12.5]

Mental Fatigue

8.8

[8.3-9.3]

13.2

[12.5-13.9]

p < 10-10

8.5

[6.9-10.1]

15.0

[13.8-16.1]

P = 10-8

14.7

[13.2-16.1]

p = 10-6

16.8

[14.7-18.8]

p = 10-6

13.3

[10.4-16.2]

p = 0.004


2-tailed unpaired Student's t-tests with Bonferroni corrections following ANOVA (p < 0.05): * vs. HC of Cohort 1 and ** vs. HC of Cohort 2.

Ravindran et al. BMC Neurology 2011 11:30   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-11-30

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