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Bell CFIDS Disability Scale
Availability
Bell DS. The Doctor’s Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Understanding, Treating and Living with CFIDS. Boston: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 1995.
Classification
Exploratory: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
Short Description of Instrument
The Bell CFIDS Disability Scale is described in the book, The Doctor’s Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Understanding, Treating and Living with CFIDS (Bell 1995). This scale assesses functional ability in adult ME/CFS patients. Eleven statements describe patient status such as level of symptoms at rest, level of symptoms with exercise, activity level, and ability to perform work, travel and self care.
Scoring
Scale is scored from 0 – 100 in units of 10.
References
Bell DS. The Doctor’s Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Understanding, Treating and Living with CFIDS. Boston: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 1995.
Recommended Instrument for
ME/CFS
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