Cancer-Related Fatigue in Adolescents and Young Adults After Cancer Treatment: Persistent and Poorly Managed.

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Spathis, A, Hatcher, H, Booth, S, Gibson, F, Stone, P, Abbas, L, Barclay, M, Brimicombe, J, Thiemann, P, McCabe, MG, Campsey, R, Hooker, L, Moss, W, Robson, J and Barclay, S (2017). Cancer-Related Fatigue in Adolescents and Young Adults After Cancer Treatment: Persistent and Poorly Managed. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 6 (3), pp. 489-493.
AuthorsSpathis, A, Hatcher, H, Booth, S, Gibson, F, Stone, P, Abbas, L, Barclay, M, Brimicombe, J, Thiemann, P, McCabe, MG, Campsey, R, Hooker, L, Moss, W, Robson, J and Barclay, S
Abstract

Cancer-related fatigue is the most prevalent and distressing symptom experienced by adolescents and young adults (AYAs). An electronic survey was undertaken to ascertain current fatigue management and perceptions of its effectiveness. Eighty-five percent of responders (68/80) experienced fatigue, and it was worse more than 1 year after cancer treatment ended, compared to <1 year (p = 0.007). Forty-one percent received no fatigue management. Although advice to exercise was the most frequent intervention, the greatest impact of fatigue was on the ability to exercise and most did not find exercise advice helpful. Early intervention is warranted, supporting AYAs to persevere with increasing activity.

KeywordsHumans; Neoplasms; Fatigue; Exercise; Prevalence; Quality of Life; Adolescent; Adult; Child; Female; Male; Young Adult; Surveys and Questionnaires; fatigue; late effects; quality of life; symptom control; Adolescent; Adult; Child; Exercise; Fatigue; Female; Humans; Male; Neoplasms; Prevalence; Quality of Life; Surveys and Questionnaires; Young Adult
Year2017
JournalJournal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
Journal citation6 (3), pp. 489-493
PublisherLondon South Bank University
ISSN2156-535X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1089/jayao.2017.0037
Publication dates
Print01 Sep 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Jun 2018
Accepted01 Sep 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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