BACKGROUND: Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular junction that has autoantibodies that can be found in most cases. Fatigue and skeletal muscle weakness are the pathognomonic symptoms of MG and can be severely disabling, interfering with a patient’s ability to pursue activities of daily living, limiting their work, family, and social lives. AIM: This study aimed to analyze the correlation between fatigue and the ability to perform activity of daily living (ADL) among patients with MG. METHOD: Fatigue severity scale (FSS) was used to measure the fatigue and MG-ADL scale was used to evaluate the patient’s ability to perform ADL. Rank-Spearman test was used to assess the correlation between fatigue and patient’s ability to perform daily activities. RESULTS: Thirty-one patients (nine males and 22 females) with MG were included and classified into three subgroups of fatigue: Non-fatigue (FSS <4), borderline (4 < FSS < 5), and fatigue (FSS >5). There was a significant correlation between fatigue and the patient’s ability to perform ADL (p = 0.005; p = 0.488) with CI 95%. CONCLUSION: Fatigue in patients with MG correlates with the ability to perform ADL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalOpen Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Activity of daily living
  • Fatigue
  • Fatigue severity scale
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myasthenia gravis-activities of daily living


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