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Jorjani Biomed J 2013, 1(2): 24-31 Back to browse issues page
Cancer-related Fatigue and its Relationship with Demographic and Clinical Characteristics
Maryam Chehrehgosha , Maryam Dastourpour , Akram Sanagu , Azam Mohamadi
BSc of Nursing, Gorgan, Iran , azammohamadi2015@yahoo.com
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Background and objectives:

Fatigue experience is a psychological experience therefore, the relevant caregivers’ acquaintance with this issue

is the most important step in offering optimal care for the patients. Accordingly, this study was conducted

to determine Cancer-related Fatigue and its Relationship with Demographic and Clinical Characteristics in

Cancer Patients.

A cancer diagnosis is a highly undesirable event for anyone.


characteristics form and the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory. The data were analyzed with the SPSS-

18 software and t-test and ANOVA and tukey post hoc test were used.

In this analytical study, 150 cancer patients visiting the oncology unit, the Shafa Radiotherapy Center,and Gorgan’s 5th Azar Teaching Hospital in 2012, who were selected with a purposive sampling method,participated in the study for 4 months. The required information was collected using a demographic and clinical


of treatment, 51.3% used chemotherapy-surgery-radiotherapy regimen, 24.7% surgery-chemotherapy regimen,

14% used chemotherapy, 7.3% used radiotherapy, and 2.7% used surgery. The overall mean score

of fatigue was 54.65±8.78 from 100. The variables of residence (P=0. 018), the duration of marriage

(P=0.018), the treatment regimen type (P<0.001), and the family’s economic status (P<0.000) were found to

The patients’ mean age was 48.39±1.5 Of the patients, 55.3% had undergone less than 12 months

have a significant relationship with fatigue.


Psychological interventions, besides physical caring and nursing interventions play a significant

role in the all-inclusive management of cancer patients’ problems, in particular, their fatigue.

Keywords: Fatigue, cancer patients, clinical characteristics, demographic characteristics
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Type of Study: Original paper | Subject: General
Received: 2014/09/7 | Accepted: 2014/09/7 | Published: 2014/09/7
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Chehrehgosha M, Dastourpour M, Sanagu A, Mohamadi A. Cancer-related Fatigue and its Relationship with Demographic and Clinical Characteristics. Jorjani Biomed J. 2013; 1 (2) :24-31
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