The value of a symptom cluster of fatigue, dyspnea, and cough in predicting clinical outcomes in lung cancer survivors.

@article{Cheville2011TheVO,
  title={The value of a symptom cluster of fatigue, dyspnea, and cough in predicting clinical outcomes in lung cancer survivors.},
  author={Andrea Lynne Cheville and Paul J. Novotny and Jeffrey A Sloan and Jeffrey Rogers Basford and Jason A. Wampfler and Yolanda I. Garces and Aminah Jatoi and Ping Yang},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={213-21}
}
CONTEXT Aggregates of concurrent symptoms, known as symptom clusters (SxCls), are reported to have prognostic capabilities beyond that of single symptom alone. A SxCl of fatigue, dyspnea, and cough has been delineated in a number of lung cancer cohorts. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to characterize this SxCl's predictive value for important clinical outcomes relative to that of its component symptoms. METHODS Analysis of an eight-year prospective cohort study that assessed 2405… CONTINUE READING

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