Multidimensional fatigue and its correlates in hospitalised advanced cancer patients.

  title={Multidimensional fatigue and its correlates in hospitalised advanced cancer patients.},
  author={Michael A. Echteld and Jan Passchier and Saskia C C M Teunissen and Susanne J J Claessen and Ronald de Wit and Carin C. D. van der Rijt},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={43 6},
Although fatigue is a multidimensional concept, multidimensional fatigue is rarely investigated in hospitalised cancer patients. We determined the levels and correlates of multidimensional fatigue in 100 advanced cancer patients admitted for symptom control. Fatigue dimensions were general fatigue (GF), physical fatigue (PF), reduced activity (RA), reduced motivation (RM) and mental fatigue (MF). Investigated correlates were tumour load, prior anti-tumour treatment, medication use, haemoglobin… CONTINUE READING

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