Putting evidence into practice: an update of evidence-based interventions for cancer-related fatigue during and following treatment
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Putting evidence into practice
Abstract: 

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has deleterious effects on physical, social, cognitive, and vocational functioning, and causes emotional and spiritual distress for patients and their families; however, it remains under-recognized and undertreated. This article critically reviews and integrates the available empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment approaches to CRF, highlighting new evidence since 2007 and 2009 Putting Evidence Into Practice publications. Interventions that are recommended for practice or likely to be effective in improving fatigue outcomes include exercise; screening for treatable risk factors; management of concurrent symptoms; yoga; structured rehabilitation; Wisconsin ginseng; cognitive-behavioral therapies for insomnia, pain, and depression; mindfulness-based stress reduction; and psychoeducational interventions such as anticipatory guidance, psychosocial support, and energy conservation and activity management. This information can be applied to improve the management of CRF, inform health policy and program development, shape the design of clinical trials of new therapies for CRF, and drive basic and translational research.

Author(s): 
Mitchell, Sandra A.
Hoffman, Amy J.
Clark, Jane C.
DeGennaro, Regina M.
Poirier, Patricia
Robinson, Carolene B.
Weisbrod, Breanna L.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Journal Abbreviation: 
Clin J Oncol Nurs
Publication Date: 
2014
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
38-58
Volume: 
18 Suppl
ISSN: 
1538-067X
DOI: 
10.1188/14.CJON.S3.38-58
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 25427608

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Sandra A. Mitchell, Amy J. Hoffman, Jane C. Clark, Regina M. DeGennaro, Patricia Poirier, Carolene B. Robinson and Breanna L. Weisbrod. 2014. "Putting evidence into practice: an update of evidence-based interventions for cancer-related fatigue during and following treatment." Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 18 Suppl: 38-58. 10.1188/14.CJON.S3.38-58.

Wikipedia Citation

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