Journal article

Cancer-related fatigue: appraising evidence-based guidelines for screening, assessment and management

Elizabeth JM Pearson, Meg E Morris, Carol E McKinstry

Supportive Care in Cancer | SPRINGER | Published : 2016

Abstract

PURPOSE: There is inconsistent management of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) by health professionals worldwide. This research aims to identify the most appropriate guidelines for the management of cancer-related fatigue. METHODS: A systematic search of international literature identified evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for CRF. Four reviewers independently appraised the highest quality guidelines using the AGREE-II instrument and National Heath and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guideline standards. RESULTS: Five guidelines met the inclusion criteria. Of these, the 2015 Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) CRF guidelines and the 2014 American Society of Clinical On..

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