Patterns of daily physical activity and fatigue in cancer survivors: a pilot study

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    Activity management is frequently included in the management of Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF). However, the evidence of the beneficial effects of activity management on CRF is scarce. The aim of our study was to explore patterns of fatigue and physical activity throughout the day to see how physical activity is related to self-reported fatigue in cancer survivors. Cancer survivors that finished curative treatment reported increasing levels of fatigue throughout the day. The increase in fatigue accompanied a decrease in level of physical activity. Survivors that showed highest activity in the morning and afternoon also reported higher levels of fatigue in the evening. This suggest that adequate management of daily physical activity could aid in management of CRF.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication15th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    PublisherInternational Psycho-Oncology Society
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2013
    Event15th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 4 Nov 20138 Nov 2013
    Conference number: 15th

    Publication series

    PublisherInternational Psycho-Oncology Society


    Conference15th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy


    • EWI-24546
    • Telemedicine
    • Fatigue
    • IR-89524
    • Cancer survivors
    • Activity management
    • METIS-302735
    • Physical Activity

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