Cancer-related fatigue: Clinical practice versus practice guidelines

Doranne L. Hilarius, Paul H. Kloeg, Elsken Van Der Wall, Manon Komen, Chad M. Gundy, Neil K. Aaronson

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Abstract

Purpose: This study investigated adherence to treatment guidelines on cancer-related anaemia and fatigue (CRA/CRF) and factors influencing the choice of intervention. Methods: In this prospective, observational study, 136 cancer patients being treated with chemotherapy in a large community hospital completed a questionnaire at consecutive outpatient visits assessing fatigue (the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Fatigue) and fatigue-related counselling and advice received. Data on administration of chemotherapy and use of epoetin or blood transfusions were abstracted from the medical records. Results: Fifty-three percent of patients with severe anaemia (Hb

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-538
Number of pages8
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anaemia
  • Chemotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Fatigue
  • Guidelines
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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