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Article: The relationship of fatigue to mental and physical health in a community sample

TitleThe relationship of fatigue to mental and physical health in a community sample
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Issue Date2005
PublisherSpringer Medizin. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/steinkopff/psychiatrie/journal/127
Citation
Social Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2005, v. 40 n. 2, p. 126-132 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Previous studies have shown fatigue and depression/anxiety to be highly associated with each other. The present study seeks to differentiate between fatigue and depression/anxiety and to investigate the familiality/heritability of fatigue using sib-pairs. Method: The GENESiS study is a questionnaire study based in the United Kingdom that includes a five-item fatigue scale and four mental health measures (GHQ-12, EPQ-N, MASQ-AA, MASQ-HPA). Fatigue data from 10,444 sibling pairs were analysed using multivariate methods and model fitting techniques to investigate the familiality/heritability of fatigue and its relationship with the other mental health measures and physical health items. Results: Fatigue correlated highly with GHQ-12 (r=0.62, p<0.001). A principal components analysis of the fatigue scale and the GHQ-12 revealed one main component which correlated highly with mental health items, and a smaller second component which correlated modestly with physical health items. Fatigue showed a modest sibling correlation (0.09, p<0.001), and multivariate modelling revealed evidence for familial effects on fatigue that were independent of the mental health measures. Conclusions: Fatigue showed a strong r elationship with both physical illness and mental health measures. Fatigue is modestly familial and at least part of this familial factor is not shared with mental health measures. © Steinkopff Verlag 2005.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175905
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.513
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.095
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dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, RJen_US
dc.contributor.authorPurcell, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorSterne, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorWessely, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorHotopf, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorFarmer, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorSham, PCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T09:02:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-26T09:02:22Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.citationSocial Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2005, v. 40 n. 2, p. 126-132en_US
dc.identifier.issn0933-7954en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175905-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Previous studies have shown fatigue and depression/anxiety to be highly associated with each other. The present study seeks to differentiate between fatigue and depression/anxiety and to investigate the familiality/heritability of fatigue using sib-pairs. Method: The GENESiS study is a questionnaire study based in the United Kingdom that includes a five-item fatigue scale and four mental health measures (GHQ-12, EPQ-N, MASQ-AA, MASQ-HPA). Fatigue data from 10,444 sibling pairs were analysed using multivariate methods and model fitting techniques to investigate the familiality/heritability of fatigue and its relationship with the other mental health measures and physical health items. Results: Fatigue correlated highly with GHQ-12 (r=0.62, p<0.001). A principal components analysis of the fatigue scale and the GHQ-12 revealed one main component which correlated highly with mental health items, and a smaller second component which correlated modestly with physical health items. Fatigue showed a modest sibling correlation (0.09, p<0.001), and multivariate modelling revealed evidence for familial effects on fatigue that were independent of the mental health measures. Conclusions: Fatigue showed a strong r elationship with both physical illness and mental health measures. Fatigue is modestly familial and at least part of this familial factor is not shared with mental health measures. © Steinkopff Verlag 2005.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Medizin. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/steinkopff/psychiatrie/journal/127en_US
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAnxiety - Diagnosis - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDepression - Diagnosis - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFatigue - Epidemiology - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_US
dc.titleThe relationship of fatigue to mental and physical health in a community sampleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00127-005-0858-5en_US
dc.identifier.pmid15685404-
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dc.identifier.volume40en_US
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dc.identifier.spage126en_US
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