Motivation and Energy Inventory (MEI)

  • Azmeh Shahid
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
Chapter

Abstract

The MEI is a 27-item scale created to assess fatigue and lassitude. The scale was initially developed for the purpose of evaluating interventions to improve motivation and energy in patients with depression, though with further evaluation, its clinical applications could be extended to other patient groups [1]. The MEI assesses three factors: mental or cognitive energy, social motivation, and physical energy.

Keywords

Fatigue Depression 

Reference

  1. 1.
    Fehnel, S. E., Bann, C. M., Hogue, S. L., Kwong, W. J., Mahajan, S. S. (2004). The development and psychometric evaluation of the motivation and energy inventory. Qual Life Res. 13, 1321–1336.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Gross, P. K., Nourse, R., Wasser, T. E., & Bukenya, D. (2007). Safety and efficacy of buproprion extended release in treating a community sample of Hispanic and African American adults with major depressive disorder: an open-label study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 9(2), 108–112.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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