Self-management associated with fatigue in patients with advanced cancer : a prospective longitudinal study

Chan, Raymond (2014) Self-management associated with fatigue in patients with advanced cancer : a prospective longitudinal study. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most distressing symptoms experienced by patients with advanced cancer. This doctoral study identified that patients with advanced cancer commonly use a number of self-management strategies in response to fatigue, although these strategies had varying levels of effectiveness in reducing the symptom. The study identified that enhancing self-efficacy and managing depressive symptoms are important factors to consider in the design of future interventions to support fatigue self-management.

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ID Code: 69858
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Yates, Patsy & McCarthy, Alexandra
Additional Information: Recipient of 2014 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.
Keywords: Advanced Cancer, Cancer-Related Fatigue, Longitudinal Study, Metastatic Cancer, Self-efficacy, Self-management Behaviours, Self-management Support, Symptom Management, ODTA
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 May 2014 01:56
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 02:18

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