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Physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue : a survey of UK current practice. / Donnelly, Caroline M.; Lowe-Strong, Andrea; Rankin, Jane P.; Campbell, Anna; Allen, James M.; Gracey, Jacqueline H.

In: Supportive Care in Cancer, Vol. 18, No. 7, 01.07.2010, p. 817-825.

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Donnelly, CM, Lowe-Strong, A, Rankin, JP, Campbell, A, Allen, JM & Gracey, JH 2010, 'Physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue: a survey of UK current practice' Supportive Care in Cancer, vol 18, no. 7, pp. 817-825., 10.1007/s00520-009-0715-2

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Donnelly, C. M., Lowe-Strong, A., Rankin, J. P., Campbell, A., Allen, J. M., & Gracey, J. H. (2010). Physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue: a survey of UK current practice. Supportive Care in Cancer, 18(7), 817-825. 10.1007/s00520-009-0715-2

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Donnelly CM, Lowe-Strong A, Rankin JP, Campbell A, Allen JM, Gracey JH. Physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue: a survey of UK current practice. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2010 Jul 1;18(7):817-825. Available from: 10.1007/s00520-009-0715-2

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Donnelly, Caroline M.; Lowe-Strong, Andrea; Rankin, Jane P.; Campbell, Anna; Allen, James M.; Gracey, Jacqueline H. / Physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue : a survey of UK current practice.

In: Supportive Care in Cancer, Vol. 18, No. 7, 01.07.2010, p. 817-825.

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A1 - Rankin,Jane P.

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AU - Gracey,Jacqueline H.

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N2 - Purpose To establish physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue (CRF), in particular, to determine physiotherapy exercise management of CRF. Methods All physiotherapist members of the UK Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care (ACPOPC) received a questionnaire. Results The response rate was 65% (223/341). Therapists had a mean of 6.8 years (+/ - 5.6) experience in oncology and/or palliative care. Seventy-eight percent of therapists recommend and/or use exercise as part of the management of CRF; 74% teach other strategies, most commonly energy-conservation techniques (79%). Therapists recommend and/or use exercise in similar frequencies with a range of cancer types, before (32%), during (53%) and following treatment (59%) and during advanced stages of the disease (68%). The most common barrier encountered by therapists in recommending and/or using exercise was related to the lack-of-exercise guidelines for patients with CRF (71%). Conclusion Physiotherapists' management of CRF includes recommending and using exercise and teaching energy- conservation techniques. Therapists recommend and/or use exercise with a variety of cancer populations, across all stages of the disease trajectory, in particular during advanced stages of the disease. Findings show therapists feel their practice is affected by the lack of exercise guidance for the cancer population. CRF management and physiotherapy practice would benefit from further research testing the efficacy of exercise in understudied patient groups, in all stages of the disease trajectory. © Springer-Verlag 2009.

AB - Purpose To establish physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue (CRF), in particular, to determine physiotherapy exercise management of CRF. Methods All physiotherapist members of the UK Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care (ACPOPC) received a questionnaire. Results The response rate was 65% (223/341). Therapists had a mean of 6.8 years (+/ - 5.6) experience in oncology and/or palliative care. Seventy-eight percent of therapists recommend and/or use exercise as part of the management of CRF; 74% teach other strategies, most commonly energy-conservation techniques (79%). Therapists recommend and/or use exercise in similar frequencies with a range of cancer types, before (32%), during (53%) and following treatment (59%) and during advanced stages of the disease (68%). The most common barrier encountered by therapists in recommending and/or using exercise was related to the lack-of-exercise guidelines for patients with CRF (71%). Conclusion Physiotherapists' management of CRF includes recommending and using exercise and teaching energy- conservation techniques. Therapists recommend and/or use exercise with a variety of cancer populations, across all stages of the disease trajectory, in particular during advanced stages of the disease. Findings show therapists feel their practice is affected by the lack of exercise guidance for the cancer population. CRF management and physiotherapy practice would benefit from further research testing the efficacy of exercise in understudied patient groups, in all stages of the disease trajectory. © Springer-Verlag 2009.

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