Is Cancer-Related Fatigue Related to Levels of Physical Activity and Body Weights in HNC Survivors?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621455
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Is Cancer-Related Fatigue Related to Levels of Physical Activity and Body Weights in HNC Survivors?
Author(s):
Fang, Yuan-Yuan; Lai, Yeur-Hur
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yuan-Yuan Fang, MS, RN, Professional Experience: My major is cancer care especially in head and neck area and exercise issue and join with my professor Lai's project for more than 7 years. Author Summary: Working in oncology about 3 years, and now are fiveth year doctoral student in School of Nursing, College of Medicine in National Taiwan University. And the advisor is Prof. Lai and join her project for many years.
Abstract:

Purpose

In cancer survivors, fatigue frequently attacks and impact patients’ daily life, but is usually underreported. Physical activity can decelerate the disease progress and decreases the impact of fatigue, but in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients there were few literatures and without combining the issue of body weight loss or obesity after treatment. The purposes of this study were to explore the relationship between physical activity, body weight status, and cancer-related fatigue.

Methods

This was a cross-sectional study design research and 144 HNC patients were recruited in outpatients center in medical center in Northern Taiwan after complete the treatment. Using Fatigue Symptom Inventory (FSI) and Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ) to be the interments and assessing by the senior nurses after agree to participant in the study.

Result

Most patients had good KPS (83.8±7.76) and were average completed the treatment 17.2 (± 13.8) months, but only 20.8% were in met the public health exercise recommendation. Even after the treatment, nearly 80% of patients still suffer from fatigue, and first three fatigue daily interference were “general level of activity” (1.6 ± 2.1), “normal work activity” (1.4 ± 2.0), and “mood” (1.3 ± 2.1). The patients met exercise recommendation (in activity group) with normal BMI (18 to 25) were had significant lower fatigue intensity (P = .01) and fatigue interferences (P= .002) than sedentary. The trend showed that the sedentary patients in normal weight or overweight had worst fatigue intensity, inference, and duration. With BMI<25, the patients had worst fatigue intensity, inference and duration than other participants.

Conclusion

Our study showed that the sedentary patients had worse fatigue than the patients with exercise, and the patients with BMI<18 may have worst fatigue than the other participants. We recommend the health care givers encourage the patients have regular exercise behavior after the treatment and long-term follow up their body weight to give specific practical nutritional intervention.

Keywords:
Body weight; fatigue; physical activity
Repository Posting Date:
7-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
7-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST200
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleIs Cancer-Related Fatigue Related to Levels of Physical Activity and Body Weights in HNC Survivors?en_US
dc.contributor.authorFang, Yuan-Yuanen
dc.contributor.authorLai, Yeur-Huren
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsYuan-Yuan Fang, MS, RN, Professional Experience: My major is cancer care especially in head and neck area and exercise issue and join with my professor Lai's project for more than 7 years. Author Summary: Working in oncology about 3 years, and now are fiveth year doctoral student in School of Nursing, College of Medicine in National Taiwan University. And the advisor is Prof. Lai and join her project for many years.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621455-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose</strong></p> <p>In cancer survivors, fatigue frequently attacks and impact patients’ daily life, but is usually underreported. Physical activity can decelerate the disease progress and decreases the impact of fatigue, but in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients there were few literatures and without combining the issue of body weight loss or obesity after treatment. The purposes of this study were to explore the relationship between physical activity, body weight status, and cancer-related fatigue.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong></p> <p>This was a cross-sectional study design research and 144 HNC patients were recruited in outpatients center in medical center in Northern Taiwan after complete the treatment. Using Fatigue Symptom Inventory (FSI) and Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ) to be the interments and assessing by the senior nurses after agree to participant in the study.</p> <p><strong>Result</strong></p> <p>Most patients had good KPS (83.8±7.76) and were average completed the treatment 17.2 (± 13.8) months, but only 20.8% were in met the public health exercise recommendation. Even after the treatment, nearly 80% of patients still suffer from fatigue, and first three fatigue daily interference were “general level of activity” (1.6 ± 2.1), “normal work activity” (1.4 ± 2.0), and “mood” (1.3 ± 2.1). The patients met exercise recommendation (in activity group) with normal BMI (18 to 25) were had significant lower fatigue intensity (<em>P = .01</em>) and fatigue interferences (<em>P= .002</em>) than sedentary. The trend showed that the sedentary patients in normal weight or overweight had worst fatigue intensity, inference, and duration. With BMI<25, the patients had worst fatigue intensity, inference and duration than other participants.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>Our study showed that the sedentary patients had worse fatigue than the patients with exercise, and the patients with BMI<18 may have worst fatigue than the other participants. We recommend the health care givers encourage the patients have regular exercise behavior after the treatment and long-term follow up their body weight to give specific practical nutritional intervention.</p>en
dc.subjectBody weighten
dc.subjectfatigueen
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.date.available2017-06-07T20:06:04Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-07-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T20:06:04Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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