Cancer-related fatigue: Prevalence of proposed diagnostic criteria in a United States sample of cancer survivors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fatigue
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • The prevalence of diagnosable CRF in the individuals in this sample, most of whom had completed treatment more than 1 year ago, was 17%-lower than expected based on previous reports that have used less-strict criteria. In a sizable number of people, CRF persists well beyond active treatment and should be a focus of intervention. Although they will require replication in other samples and clinical validation, these formal diagnostic criteria can be a step toward common language and a better understanding of the severity range and persistence of CRF.

publication date

  • July 15, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11454886

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3385

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 19

number

  • 14