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Palliat Med. 2006 Jun;20(4):413-8.

Investigation of diagnostic criteria for cancer-related fatigue syndrome in patients with advanced cancer: a feasibility study.

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Division of Mental Health, St. George's University of London, London, SW17 0RE, UK. hmurphy@sgul.ac.uk

Abstract

The primary aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of applying diagnostic criteria for cancer-related fatigue syndrome (CRFS) in patients with advanced cancer. A secondary aim was to assess the use of screening instruments for fatigue and depression in this population. Patients with advanced cancer (n=16) were interviewed using the Diagnostic Interview for CRFS and a semi-structured psychiatric interview. Subjects also completed the Bi-dimensional Fatigue Scale (BFS) and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) as screening instruments. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders was 50% (8/16). The EPDS was found to have a sensitivity of 67% and a specificity of 100% for detecting depression. The prevalence of clinically significant fatigue symptoms was 62.5% (10/16). The BFS was found to have a sensitivity of 70% and a specificity of 64% for detecting clinically significant fatigue. The prevalence of CRFS was 12.5% (2/16).

PMID:
16875111
DOI:
10.1191/0269216306pm1145oa
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