Fatigue in cancer by Jo ArmesFatigue in cancer by Jo Armes

Fatigue in cancer

EditorJo Armes, Meinir Krishnasamy, Irene Higginson

Hardcover | May 10, 2004

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Fatigue in Cancer provides a comprehensive review of the key issues involved in the research and practical application of current evidence and best practice guidelines for addressing cancer-related fatigue. An international group of contributors draw together core topics relating to thiscomplex area of cancer management, focusing on issues of definition, patho-physiology, treatment related variables and the psychological, social and emotional impact on patients, families and carers. Critical reviews of practical management strategies for both adults and children are included, asare the current approaches to the measurement of cancer-related fatigue in clinical and research contexts. The book contributes a multi-disciplinary overview of a problem increasingly overlooked by cancer scientists, researchers, and clinicians. This book demonstrates the considerable capacity of cancer-related fatigue to impact on quality of life. Its multi-disciplinary focus and consideration of prioritised areas of future research will ensure that it is will prove invaluable for all health professionals and researchers in oncology andpalliative care.

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Jo Armes is a Cancer Research UK Nursing Research Fellow, Department of Palliative Care and Policy, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London, UK. Meinir Krishnasamy is a Research Fellow, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia. Irene Higginson is a Professor of Palliative Care and Policy, Guy's, King's and St...

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Title:Fatigue in cancerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.93 inPublished:May 10, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192630946

ISBN - 13:9780192630940

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Irene Higginson, Jo Armes and Meinir Krishnasamy: IntroductionPart 1 - The Nature and Pathophysiology of Fatigue1. Matthew Hotopf: Definitions, epidemiology, and models of fatigue in the general population and in cancer2. Alison Richardson: A critical appraisal of the factors associated with fatigue3. Paul Andrews, Gary Morrow, Jane Hickok, Joseph Roscoe and Paddy Stone: Mechanisms and models of fatigue associated with cancer and its treatment: evidence of pre-clinical and clinical studies4. Monica Castro and Eduardo Bruera: Cancer cachexia and anorexia and their role in cancer fatiguePart 2 - The Experience of Fatigue5. Meinir Krishnasamy and David Field: Fatigue in lay conceptualisations of health and illness6. Jo Armes: The experience of cancer-related fatigue7. Meinir Krishnasamy and Hilary Plant: Carers, caring, and cancer related fatigue8. Marilyn Hockenberry-Eaton, Pamela Hinds, Patrick Barrera, Cindy Burlson, Jami Gattuso, Nancy Kline, Sarah Bottomley, Patricia Alcoser and Jill Brace O'Neill: The experience of cancer-related fatigue in children, adolescents and their familiesPart 3 - The Assessment and Management of Fatigue9. Horng-Shiuann Wu and Maryellen McSweeney: The assessment and measurement of fatigue in people with cancer10. Paul Jacobsen and Michael Weitzner: Fatigue and depression in cancer patients: conceptual and clinical issues11. Christina Meyers: Mental fatigue and cognitive dysfunction12. Emma Ream and Paddy Stone: Clinical interventions for fatigue13. Trudy Mallinson and David Cella: Fatigue and everyday function in people living with cancer14. Davina Porock and Mei Fu: The therapeutic effects of exercise on fatigue