Journal article

Uncertainty and sense-of-self as targets for intervention for cancer-related fatigue

Naomi D Dolgoy, Mei Krishnasamy, Margaret L McNeely

European Journal of Cancer Care | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) can be a devastating consequence of cancer and cancer treatments, negatively impacting 50%-90% of cancer patients regardless of age, sex or diagnosis. Limited evidence and research exist to inform effective patient-centred interventions. To target symptom management, there must first be a broader understanding of the symptoms and the lived experience of the persons experiencing CRF and those caring for them, from a supportive as well as a healthcare perspective. This study set out to consider whether components of the language used or descriptors reported by patients, family members, and/or healthcare professionals may provide new insights for potential targets f..

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