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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1990

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Sharon Hofland

Keywords

cancer patients, fatigue etiology, physiological aspects of fatigue, psychological aspects of fatigue

Abstract

The study focused of the following objectives:
Descriptive Analysis.
1. Describe the demographic characteristics of the subjects; and
2. Describe the common themes identified that are related to fatigue, self-care activities, quality of life, and education.
Statistical Analysis.
3. Determine the subjects' perceived degree of fatigue, quality of life, self-care abilities and the associated factors between and within the two groups of subjects;
4. Determine the relationship between the subjects' perceived degree of fatigue and the associated factors between and within the two groups;
5. Determine the relationship between the subjects' perceived degree of quality of life, fatigue and the associated factors between and within the two groups;
6. Determine the relationship between the subjects' self-care abilities and the associated factors between and within the two groups;
7. Describe the relationship between the subjects' perceived degree of fatigue and perceived current quality of life as perceived by the subjects; and
8. Determine the relationship between the subjects' perceived degree of fatigue and self-care activities.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cancer -- Patients
Fatigue -- Etiology
Fatigue -- Physiological aspects
Fatigue -- Psychological aspects

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

114

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1990 Kristine Gaster. All rights reserved

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