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Cancer related fatigue: a ubiquitous problem yet so under reported, under recognized and under treated

In South Asian Journal of Cancer
Contributor(s): Kumar HS | Beniwal S | Narayan S | Bagri PK | Singhal MK | kapoorakhil1987@gmail.com | Kapoor A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 4 Issues 1.Publisher: 2015Description: 21-23.Subject(s): F scale, quality of life | Cancer related fatigue, Cronbachs alpha, FACIT‑Online resources: Click here to access online In: South Asian Journal of CancerSummary: Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is a problem that is highly under reported, under recognized and thus, under treated. About 80% of patients receiving chemotherapy/radiotherapy experience CRF, making it the most common side effect of cancer treatment. Functional assessment of chronic illness therapy fatigue (FACIT‑F) version‑4 is a 13 item questionnaire that has been used to measure the level of fatigue of cancer patients during their daily activities over the past 7 days. Materials and Methods: 92 patients of age 18 years and above attending the oncology Out Patient Department (OPD) of a regional cancer center were recruited in this study and were given FACIT‑F questionnaire. The relevant sociodemographic parameters were obtained from the medical records of the patients. The internal consistency of the 13 items was measured using the Cronbachs alpha. Results: The Cronbach alpha coefficient for FACIT‑F scale in our study was found to be 0.74. Kendalls coefficient of concordance was est
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Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is a problem that is highly under reported, under recognized and thus, under treated. About 80% of patients receiving chemotherapy/radiotherapy experience CRF, making it the most common side effect of cancer treatment. Functional assessment of chronic illness therapy fatigue (FACIT‑F) version‑4 is a 13 item questionnaire that has been used to measure the level of fatigue of cancer patients during their daily activities over the past 7 days. Materials and Methods: 92 patients of age 18 years and above attending the oncology Out Patient Department (OPD) of a regional cancer center were recruited in this study and were given FACIT‑F questionnaire. The relevant sociodemographic parameters were obtained from the medical records of the patients. The internal consistency of the 13 items was measured using the Cronbachs alpha. Results: The Cronbach alpha coefficient for FACIT‑F scale in our study was found to be 0.74. Kendalls coefficient of concordance was est

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