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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a multidimensional measure of fatigue for use with cancer patients. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY Items for the Multidimensional Fatigue Symptom Inventory (MFSI) were generated through literature review, discussion with healthcare providers, and a survey of currently available measures of fatigue. The(More)
The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is commonly used to measure depressive symptomatology in cancer patients, yet there is little known about the psychometric properties of the measure when applied to a cancer population. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the CES-D with cancer patients. For(More)
Although fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms experienced by cancer patients, it has received little systematic attention. This situation is due in large part to the lack of adequate instruments to measure fatigue. The primary aim of this study was to validate a newly developed measure of fatigue for use with cancer patients: the(More)
This study investigated the characteristics, course, and correlates of fatigue in women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Fifty-four patients were assessed before the start of chemotherapy and during the first three treatment cycles. An age-matched sample of women with no cancer history was assessed at similar time intervals for comparison(More)
The purpose of the current study was to examine the impact of massage therapy on psychological, physical, and psychophysiological measures in patients undergoing autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Patients scheduled to undergo BMT were randomly assigned to receive either (a) massage therapy, consisting of 20-minute sessions of shoulder, neck,(More)
BACKGROUND The present study examined the association between quality of life (QOL) in adult cancer survivors and the (a) absolute current amount of exercise and (b) change in exercise since cancer diagnosis. METHODS Three hundred fifty-two (mean age = 59.6) adult cancer survivors recruited from outpatient clinics in four states (Iowa, Wisconsin,(More)
As more individuals undergo autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT), there is growing interest in the impact of treatment side effects on quality of life. Fatigue is a potentially disruptive treatment side effect that has not been systematically assessed following BMT. The primary aim of this study was to determine whether the severity of fatigue and(More)
Fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms experienced by cancer patients, yet until recent years it has received little systematic attention, due in part to the lack of adequate instruments to measure fatigue. The primary aim of this report is to further validate a recently developed measure of fatigue for use with cancer patients: the(More)
Information regarding the nature, frequency, correlates and temporal trajectory of concerns of stem cell transplantation (SCT) recipients is critical to the development of interventions to enhance quality of life (QOL) in these individuals. This study examined psychosocial concerns in 110 SCT (87% autologous) recipients drawn from two SCT centers.(More)
Clinical reports suggest that fatigue is a common and disruptive long-term side effect of radiotherapy; however, there has been little systematic attention given to this phenomenon. The primary aim of this study was to assess fatigue its impact on quality of life in women who had completed radiotherapy for breast cancer. A key feature of this study was the(More)