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Researching The Correlation Between Fatigue And Muscle Strength, Anxiety, Depression, Quality Of Life At Lung Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study

The aim of the study is researching the correlation between fatigue and muscle strength, anxiety, depression, quality of life at lung cancer patients. 9 patients (5 female, 4 male) who were treating in Hacettepe University Oncology Hospital participated in the study. Brief Fatigue Inventory was used to determine fatigue level. Shoulder flexion, elbow flexion, hip flexion, knee extension were evaluated with j tech hand held dynamometer. Grip strength of both hands were evaluated with jamar hand dynamometer in sitting position. The anxiety levels were assessed with Hospital Anxiety and Depression Inventory and the quality of life were evaluated with EORTC QLQ-C30.EORTC QLQ-C30 has three sub-parameters including functional performance, symptom and general health. Spearman Correlation Analyse was used for statistical analyse. Mean age were 57,5±15.2 years and mean BMI was 22,6±4,6. The fatigue level of the patients were 7,3±2,7 points. Correlation coefficients between fatigue and anxiety, depression, functional status, symptom, general health were r=0,428 (p=0,251), r=0,456(p=0218), r=-0,436 (p=0,240), r=0,263 (p=0,493), r=0,250 (p=0,516) and shoulder flexion, elbow flexion, knee extension and grip strength were r=-0,741 (p=0,036) *, r=-0,498 (p=0,209), r=0,174 (p=742), r=-0,411 (p=0,272) respectively. Anxiety, depression, functional status and muscle strength were factors related to fatigue. According to these results, it was seen that both psychosocial and ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research

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