The role of objective and subjective factors in cancer-related fatigue syndrome: a pilot study in advanced cancer patients receiving palliative radiotherapy treatment
Anna Kieszkowska-Grudny , Agata Wytykowska , A. Sierko , Z. Sawicki , M.Z. Wojtkiewicz , Sergiusz Nawrocki
AbstractBackground. Cancer-related fatigue is observed in most cancer patients in advanced stage of the disease. It may be caused by both, the disease and treatment — chemotherapy and radiotherapy. During and after palliative radiotherapy treatment, whose objective is to improve patient's quality of life, increase of fatigue might occur. The aims of this study were both to assess the level of fatigue in patients receiving palliative radiotherapy and to determine the role of psychological variables in cancer-related fatigue syndrome e.g. the relation between temperament and cancer-related fatigue, as well as strategies of coping with disease. Method. 24 patients in advanced or metastatic cancer, undergoing palliative radiotherapy participated in the study. Prior to and after the treatment the patients were asked to complete a series of psychological questionnaires, like temperament questionnaire (FCZ-KT), Mini-MAC, PRE. Physicians, before and after the treatment, completed medical questionnaire, in which objective parameters of chronic fatigue syndrome were monitored (e.g. Haemoglobin level). Results. Results show correlation between temperament and strategies of coping with disease with the level of fatigue. Psychological features may constitute a predictor for the fatigue level. Because of the group size this study has pilot and explorative character.
|Journal series||Advances in Palliative Medicine, ISSN 1898-3863, (0 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||cancer-related fatigue syndrome, temperament, strategies of coping with disease|
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|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=2842|
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|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=3578|
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