Fiona A Cramp

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BACKGROUND Cancer-related fatigue is recognised as an important symptom associated with cancer and its treatment. A number of studies have investigated the effects of physical activity in reducing cancer-related fatigue. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in The Cochrane Library (2008, Issue 1). The original review(More)
This aim of this systematic review was to determine the prevalence and pattern of cancer-related fatigue (CRF), and identify factors associated with its development. Relevant literature was identified through an electronic database search using specified keywords. Included studies investigated CRF in adult cancer patients using a multidimensional fatigue(More)
OBJECTIVE Current patient-reported outcome measures of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have limitations, providing only a global perspective. This study constructed a questionnaire (the Bristol RA Fatigue Multi-Dimensional Questionnaire [BRAF-MDQ]) from 45 preliminary questions derived from analysis of patient interviews and surveys and explored its(More)
In recent years, formal collaboration with RA patients has explored what treatment outcomes are important to them. Patients repeatedly raise concerns about the major impact of RA fatigue. Qualitative research, replicated internationally, shows that patients with RA experience fatigue as uncontrollable and overwhelming yet find it largely ignored by(More)
Understanding the etiology of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is critical to identify targets to develop therapies to reduce CRF burden. The goal of this systematic review was to expand on the initial work by the National Cancer Institute CRF Working Group to understand the state of the science related to the biology of CRF and, specifically, to evaluate(More)
This article presents the contrasting European and American perspectives on cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and its impact on functioning in cancer survivors. The content is presented in 3 sections: state of the art, intervention studies, and future areas of research, followed by a discussion. Gaps identified include a lack of understanding of the etiology,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the reliability (stability) and sensitivity of the Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue scales (BRAFs) and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) developed to capture the fatigue experience. The Multi-Dimensional Questionnaire (BRAF-MDQ) has a global score and four subscales (Physical Fatigue, Living with Fatigue, Cognitive Fatigue(More)
OBJECTIVE Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) need to include concepts and language relevant to patients and be easily understood. These studies aimed to develop draft PROMs to measure rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fatigue and its impact by collaborating with patients to identify language and experiences, create draft PROM items, and test them for(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a common and potentially distressing symptom for people with rheumatoid arthritis with no accepted evidence based management guidelines. Non-pharmacological interventions, such as physical activity and psychosocial interventions, have been shown to help people with a range of other long-term conditions to manage subjective fatigue. (More)
Fatigue is a frequent complaint of women with cancer. However, the incidence of fatigue has not been well studied, in particular gynaecological cancer, which despite its prevalence has received minimal investigation. The study aims were (1) to explore the symptoms experienced in a gynaecological cancer population, primarily fatigue and (2) to determine the(More)