So, how much lupus fatigue are the respondents feeling?
Hmm it does seem like quite a bit. The average scores were relatively high, considering that the Veteran’s Affairs office had noted that an average score of a person with lupus is 4.6.
How could this be? As the respondents have participated voluntarily, it is very possible, even likely, that the people most likely to respond were prone to rating their fatigue at a high level because they currently were experiencing higher fatigue. That is to say, people feeling high levels of fatigue were more likely to read the article and take the scale. It is also possible that the VA’s number is too low.
How can we tell? Be sure to continue to take the FSS scale each week an record exercise, medication habits, foods eaten, and other elements that you may think are impacting your fatigue.
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