Fatigue in chronic illness: the experience of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and with asthma.

@article{Small1999FatigueIC,
  title={Fatigue in chronic illness: the experience of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and with asthma.},
  author={Sandra P Small and Marianne Lamb},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={469-78}
}
Although fatigue has been identified as a major problem for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and with asthma, no research was found in which the symptom was directly studied in persons with these conditions. From studies carried out on various patient populations, it appears that fatigue has some specificity to disease state. Thus, it is important to describe the experience of fatigue within patient populations. To expand theoretical understanding of fatigue, qualitative… CONTINUE READING

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