Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1253–1264 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3948-5 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Fatigue- and health-related quality-of-life in anemic patients with lymphoma or multiple myeloma 1 2 3 4 Pere Gascón & Reyes Arranz & Joan Bargay & Fernando Ramos Received: 23 March 2017 /Accepted: 23 October 2017 /Published online: 7 November 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract to 32.0 ± 14.6 (P= 0.048), without differences between Purpose The purpose of this study was to describe percep- groups. No statistically significant changes were observed in tions of fatigue in anemic patients with lymphoma or multiple the other scales. After multivariable adjustment, the only com- myeloma (MM). mon independent factor associated to improvements in fatigue Methods This is an observational multicenter study in a pro- and health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) was an increase in spective cohort of lymphoma and MM patients with hemoglo- hemoglobin levels. The administration of curative intention bin ≤ 11 g/dl managed under clinical practice. Fatigue was treatment was also associated with HRQoL improvements. assessed at baseline and after 3 months using the The psychometric properties of the PERFORM questionnaire PERFORM questionnaire, the Functional Assessment of in MM patients were good (Cronbach’s alpha 0.87–0.98; Cancer Therapy-Fatigue, the linear analogue self-assessment, intraclass correlation coefficients
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Published: Nov 7, 2017
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