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dc.contributor.authorMackereth, Peter Aen
dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Caroleen
dc.contributor.authorBardy, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMolassiotis, Aen
dc.contributor.authorFinnegan-John, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-16T15:11:45Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-16T15:11:45Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02en
dc.identifier.citationLegitimising fatigue after breast-cancer treatment. 2015, 24 Suppl 4:S4-S12 Br J Nursen
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461en
dc.identifier.pmid25723371en
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/bjon.2015.24.Sup4.S4en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/550230en
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to explore the experience of women living with fatigue following chemotherapy for breast cancer. Six focus groups were conducted (n=40); all participants had taken part in a multi-site acupuncture trial. There were three to seven people per focus group. Additionally, two people attended one-to-one interviews and four people provided written responses to the trigger questions. The audiotapes from these sessions were transcribed and analysed using a thematic approach. Participants raised concerns about fatigue possibly being a symptom of the cancer coming back or a sign of senility. Respondents described the effects of fatigue on relationships, sexuality, social life, home life and returning to work. The Coping with Fatigue booklet ( Macmillan Cancer Support, 2011 ) was discussed in terms of legitimising the experience of cancer-related fatigue and explaining symptoms to family and work colleagues. More research work is required to evaluate non-pharmaceutical interventions and advice to support women living with fatigue after chemotherapy for breast cancer.
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dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en
dc.titleLegitimising fatigue after breast-cancer treatment.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentClinical lead complementary health and wellbeing services.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Nursingen
html.description.abstractThis study aimed to explore the experience of women living with fatigue following chemotherapy for breast cancer. Six focus groups were conducted (n=40); all participants had taken part in a multi-site acupuncture trial. There were three to seven people per focus group. Additionally, two people attended one-to-one interviews and four people provided written responses to the trigger questions. The audiotapes from these sessions were transcribed and analysed using a thematic approach. Participants raised concerns about fatigue possibly being a symptom of the cancer coming back or a sign of senility. Respondents described the effects of fatigue on relationships, sexuality, social life, home life and returning to work. The Coping with Fatigue booklet ( Macmillan Cancer Support, 2011 ) was discussed in terms of legitimising the experience of cancer-related fatigue and explaining symptoms to family and work colleagues. More research work is required to evaluate non-pharmaceutical interventions and advice to support women living with fatigue after chemotherapy for breast cancer.


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