Fatigue and its associated factors in ambulatory cancer patients: A preliminary study

Citation
T. Akechi et al., Fatigue and its associated factors in ambulatory cancer patients: A preliminary study, J PAIN SYMP, 17(1), 1999, pp. 42-48
Citations number
42
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine","Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT
ISSN journal
0885-3924 → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
1
Year of publication
1999
Pages
42 - 48
Database
ISI
SICI code
0885-3924(199901)17:1<42:FAIAFI>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
Although fatigue is considered to be one of the major causes of distress am ong cancer patients, little is known about its association with other facto rs, such as demographic, medical, and psychosocial factors. A total of 455 ambulatory cancer patients completed the Profile of Mood States (POMS) scal e, which includes a fatigue subscale. Other information was obtained in art interview The results of a multiple regression analysis suggested that sex , education, employment status, the size of the household, the performance status, and depressive mood were associated with fatigue. Our findings reve al that the fatigue experienced by cancer patients may be determined by mul tiple factors, including demographic, physical, and psychological factors. (C) U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee, 1998.