Assessing fatigue in persons with cancer: an instrument development and testing study.

@article{Wu2004AssessingFI,
  title={Assessing fatigue in persons with cancer: an instrument development and testing study.},
  author={H S Wu and Maryellen McSweeney},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 7},
  pages={1685-95}
}
BACKGROUND Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a highly prevalent, subjective experience of patients with and survivors of cancer. Effective assessment of the attributes of CRF from the patient's perspective is essential. The current study developed a measure of CRF from the patient's perspective and determined its psychometric properties for patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS Chemotherapy outpatients in a free-standing metropolitan area cancer clinic participated in the… CONTINUE READING