Table 4

Linear regression per factor with dependent variable paediatric fatigue (PedsQL MFS General Fatigue Scale) for the entire group of children with chronic diseases, adjusted for age and sex of the child

Unstandardised βEffect size95% CI
Physical factors
 Parental Pain
  VAS (range 0–10)−1.62−0.162.90 to −0.34
 Parental fatigue
  CIS-8 (range 0–56)−0.50−0.270.73 to −0.27
 Reported CDC CFS symptoms
  Number of symptoms (0–8)−2.77−0.234.33 to −1.21
Psychosocial factors
 Pain catastrophising
  PCS-P total score (0–52)−0.36−0.150.67 to −0.05
 Parental distress
  DT-P stress thermometer (range 0–10)−2.07−0.263.06 to −1.08
 Family empowerment
  FES family subscale (1–5) to 16.53
  FES service system subscale (1–5) to 12.86
  • On the PedsQL MFS General Fatigue Scale, a higher score indicates less fatigue.

  • Significant results in bold.

  • CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CFS, chronic fatigue syndrome; CIS-8, Eight-Item Checklist Individual Strength; DT-P, Distress Thermometer for Parents; FES, Family Empowerment Scale; PCS-P, Pain Catastrophising Scale for Parents; PedsQL MFS, PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale; VAS, Visual Analogue Scale.