Frequency, severity, clinical course, and correlates of fatigue in 372 patients during 5 weeks of radiotherapy for cancer.

@article{Hickok2005FrequencySC,
  title={Frequency, severity, clinical course, and correlates of fatigue in 372 patients during 5 weeks of radiotherapy for cancer.},
  author={Jane T. Hickok and Joseph A. Roscoe and Gary R. Morrow and Karen M. Mustian and Paul Okunieff and Christopher W. Bole},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={104 8},
  pages={1772-8}
}
BACKGROUND Patients often describe fatigue as the most distressing of the symptoms they experienced during their cancer treatment. Fatigue may increase from initial levels experienced during cancer treatment with the addition of radiotherapy (RT). METHODS Three hundred seventy-two patients completed a Symptom Inventory at the initiation of RT and weekly for 4 weeks thereafter. Descriptive statistics were used to evaluate differences in fatigue at baseline by demographics and diagnosis… CONTINUE READING