A New Tool for Assessing Fatigue in Individuals With Advanced Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00428675|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 30, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2011
|Condition or disease|
Based on a series of qualitative studies, our group is developing a new rapid fatigue assessment screening tool (rFAST) for use with individuals who have advanced cancer and are receiving care in either an active treatment or palliative setting.
- The three tools (tiredness, fatigue, and exhaustion) in the rFAST are each defined by the same six dimensions: decline in stamina, decline in cognition, decline in sleep quality, diminished social network, and increased emotional reactivity
- The five subscales of the tiredness, fatigue, and exhaustion scales are internally consistent.
- Tiredness, fatigue, and exhaustion are distinct states that are manifested by unique patterns of scores on their 6 subscales
- The mean POMS-Vsf scores of individuals who meet the definition of fatigue will be lower than the mean POMS-Vsf scores of individuals who meet the definition of tiredness and higher than the mean POMS-Vsf scores of individuals who meet the definition of exhaustion.
- To examine the factor structure of the tiredness, fatigue, and exhaustion scales of the rFAST.
- To examine the internal consistency of the 5 subscales within the tired, fatigue, and exhaustion scales.
- To compare actual rFAST scale scores to hypothesized scale profiles for tiredness, fatigue, and exhaustion.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||221 participants|
|Official Title:||Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for Fatigue in Palliative Care|
|Study Start Date :||October 2005|
|Primary Completion Date :||October 2007|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2010|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00428675
|Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta|
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2T4|
|Principal Investigator:||Karin L Olson, Ph.D.||University of Alberta|