The Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale.
Impact of cancer-related fatigue on the lives of patients: new findings from the Fatigue Coalition.
Cancer-related fatigue is common among cancer patients who have received chemotherapy and results in substantial adverse physical, psychosocial, and economic consequences for both patients and caregivers.
Depression, hopelessness, and desire for hastened death in terminally ill patients with cancer.
Depression and hopelessness are the strongest predictors of desire for hastened death in this population of terminally ill cancer patients and provide independent and unique contributions.
Effect of dignity therapy on distress and end-of-life experience in terminally ill patients: a randomised controlled trial.
Screening, assessment, and management of fatigue in adult survivors of cancer: an American Society of Clinical oncology clinical practice guideline adaptation.
This guideline presents screening, assessment, and treatment approaches for the management of adult cancer survivors who are experiencing symptoms of fatigue after completion of primary treatment and suggests physical activity interventions, psychosocial interventions, and mind-body interventions may reduce cancer-related fatigue in post-treatment patients.
Cancer-related fatigue: prevalence of proposed diagnostic criteria in a United States sample of cancer survivors.
- D. Cella, K. Davis, W. Breitbart, G. Curt
- Medicine, PsychologyJournal of Clinical Oncology
- 15 July 2001
The prevalence of diagnosable CRF in the individuals in this sample, most of whom had completed treatment more than 1 year ago, was 17%-lower than expected based on previous reports that have used less-strict criteria.
The delirium experience: delirium recall and delirium-related distress in hospitalized patients with cancer, their spouses/caregivers, and their nurses.
Delirium is also a highly distressing experience for spouses/caregivers and nurses who are caring for delirious patients, and the presence of delusions was the most significant predictor of patient distress.
Effect of spiritual well-being on end-of-life despair in terminally-ill cancer patients
Meaning‐centered group psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer: a pilot randomized controlled trial
Objectives: An increasingly important concern for clinicians who care for patients at the end of life is their spiritual well‐being and sense of meaning and purpose in life. In response to the need…
A double-blind trial of haloperidol, chlorpromazine, and lorazepam in the treatment of delirium in hospitalized AIDS patients.
- W. Breitbart, R. Marotta, P. Jacobson
- Psychology, MedicineAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
- 1 February 1996
Symptoms of delirium in medically hospitalized AIDS patients may be treated efficaciously with few side effects by using low-dose neuroleptics (haloperidol or chlorpromazine).