publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Changes in the Occurrence, Severity, and Distress of Symptoms in Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers Receiving Chemotherapy.

Tantoy, IY; Cooper, BA; Dhruva, A; Cataldo, J; Paul, SM; Conley, YP; Hammer, M; Wright, F; Dunn, LB; Levine, JD; ...
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, volume 55, pages 808-834 (issn: 0885-3924, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
Abstract Context Studies on multiple dimensions of the symptom experience of patients with gastrointestinal cancers are extremely limited. Objective Purpose was to evaluate for changes over time in the occurrence, severity, and distress of seven common symptoms in these patients. Methods Patients completed Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale, six times over two cycles of chemotherapy (CTX). Changes over time in occurrence, severity, and distress of pain, lack of energy, nausea, feeling drowsy, difficulty sleeping, and change in the way food tastes were evaluated using multilevel regression analyses. In the conditional models, effects of treatment group (i.e., with...
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free text keywords: Humans, Gastrointestinal Neoplasms, Pain, Hypesthesia, Disease Progression, Fatigue, Severity of Illness Index, Longitudinal Studies, Stress, Psychological, Middle Aged, Female, Male, Sleep Wake Disorders, feeling drowsy, severity, sleep disturbance, targeted therapy, taste changes, Digestive Diseases, Clinical Research, Anesthesiology, Medical and Health Sciences, Distress, Cancer, medicine.disease, medicine, Sleep disorder, Regimen, Psychological intervention, business.industry, business, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Nausea, medicine.symptom, Gastrointestinal cancer, Chemotherapy, medicine.medical_treatment, Article
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