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Assessment of Cancer-Related Fatigue on the Lives of Patients

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2017 in the subject Medicine - Neoplasms, Oncology, grade: A, , course: mph, language: English, abstract: A cross-sectional study entitled 'Assessment of Cancer-Related Fatigue on the lives of patients' conducted at National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Ahsania Mission Cancer & General Hospital, Mirpur 13, Dhaka, and Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka among 267 cancer patients, has assessed the level of Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF), using The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Fatigue Scale (FACT-F), version 4, evaluates the socioeconomic impact and explores the distressing symptom on patients' functioning and Quality of Life. Data was collected by face to face interview using a Pre-tested Semi-structured questionnaire. Among 267 patients, 55.8% were male & 44.2% female. The majority (40.1%) cancer patients were in 36-55 age group. The mean age was 46.11 (SD ± 16.548) years, with minimum age 16 & maximum 83 years. [...]