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Hemanth Mohandas, Saravana Kumar Jaganathan, Mohan Prasath Mani, Manikandan Ayyar, G V Rohini Thevi
Cancer-related fatigue is a symptom of cancer where most patients or the general practitioners tend to misinterpret due to the insufficient understanding or knowledge of cancer-related fatigue (CRF). This paper will provide a better perspective for the patients and the health professionals on how to manage and handle CRF for both mild and severe fatigue patients. Articles were selected from the searches of PubMed database that had the terms "randomized controlled trials," "cancer," "fatigue," "pharmacologic treatment," and "nonpharmacologic treatment" using both Mesh terms and keywords...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208477/impact-of-opioid-therapy-on-sleep-and-respiratory-patterns-in-adults-with-advanced-cancer-receiving-palliative-care
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Phillip Good, Ross Pinkerton, Simon Bowler, Justin Craig, Janet Hardy
CONTEXT: In advanced cancer, abnormal sleep patterns may contribute to poor quality of life but the impact of opioid related sleep disorders has not been explored in detail in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To document sleep and respiratory patterns in patients with cancer, receiving a range of opioids, determine factors that contribute to severity of central or obstructive apnoea and to what extent these contribute to sleep disturbance. METHODS: Adults with advanced cancer admitted to a palliative care service underwent a sleep analysis by an unattended polysomnograph...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200645/changes-in-fatigue-and-physical-function-with-age-for-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer-in-the-perioperative-period-a-comparison-between-older-and-young-patients
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Eisuke Kogure, Tsuyoshi Hara, Takaya Ishii, Masaharu Maeda
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine changes in fatigue and physical function with age for groups of patients with gastrointestinal cancer in the perioperative period. [Subjects and Methods] The study involved 52 patients with gastrointestinal cancer (28 males and 24 females, aged 62.4 ± 12.0 years). The subjects were divided into two groups: those 65 or over (the so-called elderly group,) and those 64 or under (the so-called young group). The six minute walk distance (6MWD), Cancer Fatigue Scale (CFS), and serum albumin (ALB) were evaluated on three occasions: before surgery, after surgery and after discharge...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090030/cancer-related-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-survivors-in-correlation-to-demographic-factors
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Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi, Saeedeh Alizadeh
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is one of the most frequent symptoms in cancer patients. However, its exact causes are still unknown, and this circumstance makes it complicated to encounter the problem. OBJECTIVE: The current research was carried out to investigate factors associated with fatigue in cancer patients without other diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research was conducted in 2013. A group of 150 randomly selected breast cancer patients who had successful surgical treatment and attending in oncology ward to receive chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
June 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049040/the-relationship-between-nutritional-risks-and-cancer-related-fatigue-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-fast-track-surgery
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Jian-Ning Wei, Shu-Xia Li
BACKGROUND: Measurement of cancer-related fatigue and nutrition in the same colorectal cancer patient group using fast-track surgery has never been examined previously. The association between fatigue and nutritional status in the same patient group is thus worthwhile to be investigated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between fatigue and nutrition risk factors in colorectal cancer patients with fast-track surgery. METHODS: This is a single-arm, observational study...
October 18, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720109/cancer-related-fatigue-implementing-guidelines-for-optimal-management
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Elizabeth J M Pearson, Meg E Morris, Carol E McKinstry
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a key concern for people living with cancer and can impair physical functioning and activities of daily living. Evidence-based guidelines for CRF are available, yet inconsistently implemented globally. This study aimed to identify barriers and enablers to applying a cancer fatigue guideline and to derive implementation strategies. METHODS: A mixed-method study explored the feasibility of implementing the CRF guideline developed by the Canadian Association for Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)...
July 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635083/clinically-distinct-trajectories-of-fatigue-and-their-longitudinal-relationship-with-the-disturbance-of-personal-goals-following-a-cancer-diagnosis
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Fabiola Müller, Marrit A Tuinman, Moniek Janse, Josué Almansa, Mirjam A G Sprangers, Ans Smink, Adelita V Ranchor, Joke Fleer, Mariët Hagedoorn
OBJECTIVES: Most studies on fatigue in patients with cancer aggregate its prevalence and severity on a group level, ignoring the possibility that subgroups of patients may differ widely in their development of fatigue. This study aimed to identify subgroups of patients with clinically distinct trajectories of fatigue from diagnosis to 18 months post-diagnosis. As fatigue might trigger goal disturbance, the study also identified trajectories of concrete and abstract goal disturbance and longitudinally examined their co-occurrence with fatigue...
June 21, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502786/randomized-evaluation-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-and-graded-exercise-therapy-for-post-cancer-fatigue
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Carolina X Sandler, David Goldstein, Sarah Horsfield, Barbara K Bennett, Michael Friedlander, Patricia A Bastick, Craig R Lewis, Eva Segelov, Frances M Boyle, Melvin T M Chin, Kate Webber, Benjamin K Barry, Andrew R Lloyd
CONTEXT: Cancer-related fatigue is prevalent and disabling. When persistent and unexplained, it is termed post-cancer fatigue (PCF). Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) may improve symptoms and functional outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes of a randomized controlled trial, which assigned patients with post-cancer fatigue to education, or 12 weeks of integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET)...
July 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387447/withdrawn-interventions-for-fatigue-and-weight-loss-in-adults-with-advanced-progressive-illness
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REVIEW
Cathy Payne, Philip J Wiffen, Suzanne Martin
BACKGROUND: Fatigue and unintentional weight loss are two of the commonest symptoms experienced by people with advanced progressive illness. Appropriate interventions may bring considerable improvements in function and quality of life to seriously ill people and their families, reducing physical, psychological and spiritual distress. OBJECTIVES: To conduct an overview of the evidence available on the efficacy of interventions used in the management of fatigue and/or unintentional weight loss in adults with advanced progressive illness by reviewing the evidence contained within Cochrane reviews...
April 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253845/impact-of-a-combined-multimodal-aerobic-and-multimodal-intervention-compared-to-standard-aerobic-treatment-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-chronic-cancer-related-fatigue-results-of-a-three-armed-pragmatic-trial-in-a-comprehensive-cohort-design
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Matthias Kröz, Marcus Reif, Augustina Glinz, Bettina Berger, Andreas Nikolaou, Roland Zerm, Benno Brinkhaus, Matthias Girke, Arndt Büssing, Christoph Gutenbrunner
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and insomnia are major complaints in breast cancer survivors (BC). Aerobic training (AT), the standard therapy for CRF in BC, shows only minor to moderate treatment effects. Other evidence-based treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy, e.g., sleep education/restriction (SE) and mindfulness-based therapies. We investigated the effectiveness of a 10-week multimodal program (MT) consisting of SE, psycho-education, eurythmy- and painting-therapy, administered separately or in combination with AT (CT) and compared both arms to AT alone...
March 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181972/exercise-interventions-to-reduce-cancer-related-fatigue-and-improve-health-related-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Kelly Scott, Bobbie Posmontier
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is the most common and debilitating side effect of patients receiving treatment of cancer. It is reported that 60% to 100% of patients will develop CRF as a result of the treatment or the cancer itself. The effects last for years posttreatment and lower overall quality of life. The purpose of this integrative review was to determine whether exercise interventions could reduce CRF and improve overall health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among selected cancer patients. Clinical Key, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, Cochrane Library, Mosby's Nursing Consult, and MEDLINE (Ovid) were the databases searched...
March 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156612/effects-of-high-dose-asian-ginseng-panax-ginseng-to-improve-cancer-related-fatigue-results-of-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nizar M Tannir, Janet L Williams, Kenneth R Hess, Susan Frisbee-Hume, Helen L House, Frank V Fossella, Zita Dubauskas Lim, Gabriel Lopez, Akhila Sunkepally Reddy, Ahsan Azhar, Angelique Wong, Sunil M Patel, Ahmed Omar Kaseb, Wen-Jen Hwu, Zhanni Lu, Lorenzo Cohen, Eduardo Bruera
209 Background: Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is the most common and disabling symptom in cancer.Panax ginseng extract (PG) is frequently used as a nutraceutical treatment for fatigue. There are no well-powered placebo-controlled trials that used validated CRF outcome measures to investigate of PG effects in cancer patients. The primary objective of this trial was to evaluate the effects oral PG versus Placebo (PL) for CRF. METHODS: Patients with cancer fatigue ≥ 4/10 on Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) were eligible...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922922/a-sleep-hygiene-and-relaxation-intervention-for-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sue Zupanec, Heather Jones, Lyndsey McRae, Efrosini Papaconstantinou, Julie Weston, Robyn Stremler
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance and fatigue are common and distressing pediatric cancer-related outcomes. Sleep hygiene education and relaxation techniques are recommended to improve sleep in healthy children and adult cancer survivors. No studies have tested these interventions to improve sleep and fatigue for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the home setting. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to establish the feasibility and acceptability of a sleep hygiene and relaxation intervention to improve sleep and fatigue for children receiving maintenance chemotherapy for ALL...
November 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913933/fatigue-reduction-diet-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Suzanna Maria Zick, Justin Colacino, Maria Cornellier, Tohfa Khabir, Katie Surnow, Zora Djuric
PURPOSE: Fatigue is a prevalent and burdensome effect of breast cancer. Fatigue has been linked to chronic inflammation, and diets high in antioxidant nutrients have been associated with lesser prevalence and severity of fatigue. Studies are needed, however, to test if antioxidant-rich diets could improve fatigue. METHODS: Pilot, randomized, trial conducted between January 2014 and April 2015, to investigate if a 3-month diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods, named the fatigue reduction diet (FRD), improved fatigue and sleep compared to an attention control, named the general health curriculum (GHC)...
January 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913557/translation-and-validation-of-the-cancer-related-fatigue-scale-in-greek-in-a-sample-of-patients-with-advanced-prostate-cancer
#15
Andreas Charalambous, Charis Kaite, Marianna Constantinou, Christiana Kouta
OBJECTIVE: To translate and validate the Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF) Scale in the Greek language. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive design was used in order to translate and validate the CRF Scale in Greek. Factor analyses were performed to understand the psychometric properties of the scale and to establish construct, criterion and convergent validity. SETTING: Outpatients' oncology clinics of two public hospitals in Cyprus. PARTICIPANTS: 148 patients with advanced prostate cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
December 2, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893212/effects-of-energy-conservation-strategies-on-cancer-related-fatigue-and-health-promotion-lifestyle-in-breast-cancersurvivors-a-randomized-control-trial
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Elham Sadeghi, Nahid Gozali, Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi
Purpose: Cancer-related fatigue is frequently experienced by patients during and after therapy. The present study was conducted to assess the impact of energy conservation strategies and health promotion in breast cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was carried out to compare the intervention effect (n=69.0) with controls (n=66.0) based on routine oncology ward care. The intervention was five weekly sessions for groups of 6-8 breast cancer survivors. Data on fatigue and health promotion lifestyle were obtained before and after completion the intervention and then 8 weeks later for analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures...
October 1, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878370/validation-of-the-symbolic-assessment-of-fatigue-extent-safe-a-cancer-fatigue-tool-with-visual-response-formats
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Subathra Jeyaram, Surendran Veeraiah, Vidhubala Elangovan
CONTEXT: Fatigue is the most common under-recognized symptom in cancer. Administering fatigue tools in multi-lingual and multi-literate populations may affect the quality and accuracy of the data collected as they rely on language to elicit responses. AIM: The aim of the study is to develop and validate a tool to assess fatigue in cancer patients using response formats that are not language-dependent. METHODS: The content validity of the tool was established using the Delphi procedure and was field tested with 102 cancer patients...
April 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832018/adapting-an-evidence-based-intervention-to-address-targeted-therapy-related-fatigue-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients
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Hanneke Poort, Cathy D Meade, Hans Knoop, Marieke F M Gielissen, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, Paul B Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is one of the most important quality of life issues experienced by patients being treated with oral targeted therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, no intervention exists that specifically addresses strategies to reduce targeted therapy-related fatigue. OBJECTIVE: This study adapted an evidence-based clinic-delivered intervention (EBI) "cognitive behavior therapy for post-cancer fatigue" for use in CML patients. The existing EBI was based on 6 established perpetuating factors of fatigue (ie, sleep, activity, helpful thinking, coping with cancer, social support, and fear of disease recurrence)...
November 8, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27620986/outcomes-and-predictors-of-response-from-an-optimised-multidisciplinary-intervention-for-chronic-fatigue-states
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C X Sandler, B A Hamilton, S L Horsfield, B K Bennett, U Vollmer-Conna, C Tzarimas, A R Lloyd
BACKGROUND: Medically unexplained chronic fatigue states are prevalent and challenging to manage. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) are effective in clinical trials. The evaluation of delivery in a standard healthcare setting is rare. An integrated treatment programme with individualised allocation of resources to patients' needs was developed and implemented through an academic outpatient clinic. It was hypothesised that the programme would result in similar responses to those observed in the clinical trials...
December 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565917/quality-of-life-symptom-status-and-physical-performance-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-undergoing-chemotherapy-an-exploratory-analysis-of-secondary-data
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Shirin M Shallwani, Maureen J Simmonds, Goulnar Kasymjanova, Jadranka Spahija
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were: (a) to identify predictors of change in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) undergoing chemotherapy; and (b) to characterize symptom status, nutritional status, physical performance and HRQOL in this population and to estimate the extent to which these variables change following two cycles of chemotherapy. METHODS: A secondary analysis of a longitudinal observational study of 47 patients (24 men and 23 women) with newly diagnosed advanced NSCLC receiving two cycles of first-line chemotherapy was performed...
September 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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