Fatigue in cancer patients: a review of the literature.


Richardson, Alison (1995) Fatigue in cancer patients: a review of the literature. European Journal of Cancer Care, 4, (1), 20-32. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2354.1995.tb00049.x).

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This paper reviews the research literature concerning fatigue in cancer patients, evaluating the quality of the evidence, thus helping to focus the direction and methodological rigour required in future investigations. Since fatigue in this population has been attributed to several mechanisms these will be discussed. The prevalence of fatigue in cancer patients will then be documented. An overview of what is currently understood about fatigue in cancer will follow. Based on the literature, conceptual and methodological difficulties will be described. Finally, gaps in understanding will be identified. Suggestions for future research will be formulated and potential interventions to decrease feelings of fatigue explored

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0961-5423 (print)
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Keywords: fatigue, cancer
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 69070
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69070

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