Cancer-related fatigue: a review and a conceptual framework to guide therapists' understanding

Amanda Purcell, Jennifer Fleming, Terry Peter Haines, Sally Bennett

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cancer-related fatigue is reported as the most common and distressing symptom experienced by people with cancer. There is limited research published to guide occupational therapists working with people with cancer to help address this distressing symptom. This article reviews literature on cancer-related fatigue and identifies several factors associated with the development of fatigue, including underlying medical factors and other factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79 - 86
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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