Fatigue in pediatric oncology patients.

Yi Chen Chiang, Chao Hsing Yeh, Su Chu Lee

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Abstract

Fatigue is a common symptom in children with cancer who are receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Because the treatment of cancer in pediatric oncology patients involves intensive chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment aimed at curing the condition, fatigue tends to be ignored by health care providers. This article aims to discuss "fatigue" from the following perspectives: definition, related conceptual/theoretical framework, studies related to pediatric oncology patients, assessment of fatigue, factors related to quality of life. The ultimate goal of this review is to provide guidelines for health care providers dealing with fatigue in pediatric oncology patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalHu li za zhi The journal of nursing
Volume51
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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