Cancer-related fatigue and sleep deficiency in cancer care continuum: concepts, assessment, clusters, and management

Andreas Charalambous, Ann M. Berger, Ellyn Matthews, Dave D. Balachandran, Evridiki Papastavrou, Oxana Palesh

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Abstract

Throughout the cancer continuum, patients are faced with the cancer- and treatment-related side effects that can have a negative impact on their overall quality of life. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and sleep deficiency are among the symptoms that patients and their caregivers most often experience. An increasing body of literature suggests that a strong correlation between CRF and sleep deficiency exists, indicating that they may be reciprocally related and that they may have similar underlying etiology. This paper aims at bringing together the opinions of leading cancer control (i.e., CRF and sleep) and oncology experts in order to increase the understanding of CRF and sleep deficiency’s assessment, associated symptom clustering, symptom burden shared by caregivers, and CRF and sleep deficiency management in the cancer care context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Caregivers
  • Sleep deficiency
  • Symptom clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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