Development and Validation of Perceived Fatigue Meaning Scale and Its Effect on Individualized Patient Education and Walking Program for Managing Fatigue in Patients With Cancer
In the first year, patients will be recruited from oncology inpatient wards and outpatient
clinics in two medical center hospitals in Taipei. Purposive sampling will be used to
recruit outpatients or inpatients receiving chemotherapy. Data will be analyzed by
descriptive analysis, independent t-test, Pearson correlation, one-way analysis of variance,
and exploratory factor analysis.
In the second and third years, an experimental design consisting of three groups including a
control group, an education only group, and an education and walking program group will be
used. Data will be collected at treatment weeks 1, 4,8,12,16 including three cycles of
chemotherapy. Data will be analyzed by descriptive analysis, independent t-test, Pearson
correlation, and generalized estimating equations. At least 230 subjects will be interviewed
in the first year.
At least 105 of patients with gastric cancer or colorectal will be classified into the three
groups in the second and third year. We expect the results of this study to explore the
meaning of fatigue and to help develop a common strategy to manage fatigue in Taiwan. The
results can help clinicians and researchers to tailor interventions for cancer patients with
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Fatigue Symptom Inventory
the level of fatigue in three groups will be measured at the end of intervention
Time point(s) at which outcome measure is assessed at 16 Weeks after recruting in this study .
Shiow-Ching Shun, Ph.D
National Taiwan University
Taiwan: Department of Health