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J Psychosoc Oncol. 2013;31(4):413-29. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2013.798760.

Assessment of daily and weekly fatigue among African American cancer survivors.

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San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA.

Abstract

This investigation evaluates two common measures of cancer-related fatigue, one multidimensional/retrospective and one unidimensional/same day. Fifty-two African American survivors of diverse cancers completed fatigue visual analogue scales once daily, and the Multidimensional Fatigue Symptom Inventory-Short Form (MFSI-SF) once weekly, for four weeks. Zero-order correlations showed retrospective fatigue was significantly related to average, peak, and most recent same-day fatigue. Multilevel random coefficient modeling showed unidimensional fatigue shared the most variance with the MFSI-SF's General subscale for three weeks, and with the Vigor subscale for one week. Researchers and clinicians may wish to prioritize multidimensional measures when assessing cancer-related fatigue, if appropriate.

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23844922
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PMC3715310
DOI:
10.1080/07347332.2013.798760
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