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Cancer-Related Fatigue in Adolescents and Young Adults After Cancer Treatment: Persistent and Poorly Managed

Spathis, Anna, Hatcher, Helen, Booth, Sara, Gibson, Faith, Stone, Paddy, Abbas, Laura, Barclay, Matt, Brimicombe, James, Thiemann, Pia, McCabe, Martin G. , Campsey, Rachel, Hooker, Louise, Moss, Wendy, Robson, Jane and Barclay, Stephen (2017) Cancer-Related Fatigue in Adolescents and Young Adults After Cancer Treatment: Persistent and Poorly Managed Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 6 (3). pp. 489-493.

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Cancer-related fatigue is the most prevalent and distressing symptom experienced by adolescents and young adults (AYAs). An electronic survey was undertaken to ascertain current fatigue management and perceptions of its effectiveness. 85% of responders (68/80) experienced fatigue, and it was worse more than one year after cancer treatment ended, compared to less than one year (p=0.007). 41% received no fatigue management. Although advice to exercise was the most frequent intervention, the greatest impact of fatigue was on the ability to exercise and most did not find exercise advice helpful. Early intervention is warranted, supporting AYAs to persevere with increasing activity.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Spathis, Anna
Hatcher, Helen
Booth, Sara
Stone, Paddy
Abbas, Laura
Barclay, Matt
Brimicombe, James
Thiemann, Pia
McCabe, Martin G.
Campsey, Rachel
Hooker, Louise
Moss, Wendy
Robson, Jane
Barclay, Stephen
Date : 17 July 2017
DOI : 10.1089/jayao.2017.0037
Copyright Disclaimer : © Anna Spathis et al. 2017; Published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Fatigue; Symptom control; Quality of life; Late effects
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 16 Nov 2017 10:50
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:04

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