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The Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale.
We conducted two studies with medically hospitalized cancer and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients to assess the reliability and validity of a new measure of delirium severity, theExpand
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Depression, hopelessness, and desire for hastened death in terminally ill patients with cancer.
CONTEXT Understanding why some terminally ill patients desire a hastened death has become an important issue in palliative care and the debate regarding legalization of assisted suicide. OBJECTIVESExpand
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Impact of cancer-related fatigue on the lives of patients: new findings from the Fatigue Coalition.
PURPOSE This survey was designed to confirm the prevalence and duration of fatigue in the cancer population and to assess its physical, mental, social, and economic impacts on the lives of patientsExpand
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Effect of dignity therapy on distress and end-of-life experience in terminally ill patients: a randomised controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Dignity therapy is a unique, individualised, short-term psychotherapy that was developed for patients (and their families) living with life-threatening or life-limiting illness. WeExpand
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The delirium experience: delirium recall and delirium-related distress in hospitalized patients with cancer, their spouses/caregivers, and their nurses.
We conducted a systematic examination of the experience of delirium in a sample of 154 hospitalized patients with cancer. Patients all met DSM-IV criteria for delirium and were rated with theExpand
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Screening, assessment, and management of fatigue in adult survivors of cancer: an American Society of Clinical oncology clinical practice guideline adaptation.
PURPOSE This guideline presents screening, assessment, and treatment approaches for the management of adult cancer survivors who are experiencing symptoms of fatigue after completion of primaryExpand
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Effect of spiritual well-being on end-of-life despair in terminally-ill cancer patients
BACKGROUND The importance of spirituality in coping with a terminal illness is becoming increasingly recognised. We aimed to assess the relation between spiritual well-being, depression, andExpand
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Cancer-related fatigue: prevalence of proposed diagnostic criteria in a United States sample of cancer survivors.
PURPOSE To evaluate the proposed cancer-related fatigue (CRF) diagnostic criteria in a sample of cancer survivors. More accurate prevalence estimates of CRF may result in improved diagnosis andExpand
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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 needExpand
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Patient, caregiver, and oncologist perceptions of cancer-related fatigue: results of a tripart assessment survey. The Fatigue Coalition.
Although fatigue is the most common symptom reported by cancer patients and has serious adverse effects on quality of life, it remains poorly understood. A survey was designed to characterize theExpand
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