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Fatigue in Cancer - Jo Armes

Fatigue in Cancer

By: Jo Armes (Editor), Meinir Krishnasamy (Editor), Irene Higginson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780192630940
Number Of Pages: 336

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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 this complex 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, as are 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 will prove invaluable for all health professionals and researchers in oncology and palliative care.

Industry Reviews

... a well-written book on a widely overlooked issue ... the main aspects of cancer-related fatigue are well covered and I read the chapters with interest and curiosity ... this is a book that I strongly recommend to students, general practitioners and, in particular, to oncologists, and last but not least to patients living with cancer, their families and friends. Annals of Oncology, 15 ... worthy, scientifically-founded ... will do a lot to reinvigorate clinicians who have tired of fatigue and help get this complex symptom out of the too-hard baskcet. IAHPC Website

Irene Higginson, Jo Armes & Meinir Krishnasamy: Introduction Part 1 - The Nature and Pathophysiology of Fatigue 1: Matthew Hotopf: Definitions, epidemiology, and models of fatigue in the general population and in cancer 2: Alison Richardson: A critical appraisal of the factors associated with fatigue 3: Paul Andrews, Gary Morrow, Jane Hickok, Joseph Roscoe & Paddy Stone: Mechanisms and models of fatigue associated with cancer and its treatment: evidence of pre-clinical and clinical studies 4: Monica Castro & Eduardo Bruera: Cancer cachexia and anorexia and their role in cancer fatigue Part 2 - The Experience of Fatigue 5: Meinir Krishnasamy & David Field: Fatigue in lay conceptualisations of health and illness 6: Jo Armes: The experience of cancer-related fatigue 7: Meinir Krishnasamy & Hilary Plant: Carers, caring, and cancer related fatigue 8: Marilyn Hockenberry-Eaton, Pamela Hinds, Patrick Barrera, Cindy Burlson, Jami Gattuso, Nancy Kline, Sarah Bottomley, Patricia Alcoser & Jill Brace O'Neill: The experience of cancer-related fatigue in children, adolescents and their families Part 3 - The Assessment and Management of Fatigue 9: Horng-Shiuann Wu & Maryellen McSweeney: The assessment and measurement of fatigue in people with cancer 10: Paul Jacobsen & Michael Weitzner: Fatigue and depression in cancer patients: conceptual and clinical issues 11: Christina Meyers: Mental fatigue and cognitive dysfunction 12: Emma Ream & Paddy Stone: Clinical interventions for fatigue 13: Trudy Mallinson & David Cella: Fatigue and everyday function in people living with cancer 14: Davina Porock & Mei Fu: The therapeutic effects of exercise on fatigue

ISBN: 9780192630940
ISBN-10: 0192630946
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.7