Occurrence and predictors of the fatigue in high-grade glioma patients

Irene Aprile, Silvia Chiesa, Luca Padua, Chiara Di Blasi, Maria Felice Arezzo, Vincenzo Valentini, Enrico Di Stasio, Mario Balducci

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A better knowledge of the fatigue could be of the greatest importance for the high-grade glioma (HGG) patients, who are a unique and vulnerable population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence and the predictors of the fatigue in HGG patients, using a specific fatigue scale. The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. The study population included sixty-seven consecutive outpatients with HGG. We used these measures: Brief Fatigue Inventory, Karnofsky Performance Scale, Functional Independence Measure, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale and Psychological Distress Inventory and SF-36, EORTC QLQ-30 and EORTC QLQ-BN20 for quality of life (QoL). Sixteen out of sixty-seven (23.9 %) patients were affected by Anaplastic Astrocytoma and 51/67 (76.1 %) by Glioblastoma Multiforme. About one-third (36.2 %) of patients had a clinically relevant fatigue (Brief Fatigue Inventory ≥3). In regression analysis, physical and mental aspects of QoL were statistically significant related with fatigue (p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1363-1369
Number of pages7
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 2015

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Glioma
Fatigue
Equipment and Supplies
Quality of Life
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
Karnofsky Performance Status
Astrocytoma
Vulnerable Populations
Glioblastoma
Outpatients
Cross-Sectional Studies
Regression Analysis
Psychology
Population

Keywords

  • Fatigue
  • Glioma
  • Performance
  • Quality of life
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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Aprile, I., Chiesa, S., Padua, L., Di Blasi, C., Arezzo, M. F., Valentini, V., ... Balducci, M. (2015). Occurrence and predictors of the fatigue in high-grade glioma patients. Neurological Sciences, 36(8), 1363-1369. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-015-2111-7

Occurrence and predictors of the fatigue in high-grade glioma patients. / Aprile, Irene; Chiesa, Silvia; Padua, Luca; Di Blasi, Chiara; Arezzo, Maria Felice; Valentini, Vincenzo; Di Stasio, Enrico; Balducci, Mario.

In: Neurological Sciences, Vol. 36, No. 8, 20.02.2015, p. 1363-1369.

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Aprile, I, Chiesa, S, Padua, L, Di Blasi, C, Arezzo, MF, Valentini, V, Di Stasio, E & Balducci, M 2015, 'Occurrence and predictors of the fatigue in high-grade glioma patients', Neurological Sciences, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 1363-1369. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-015-2111-7
Aprile, Irene ; Chiesa, Silvia ; Padua, Luca ; Di Blasi, Chiara ; Arezzo, Maria Felice ; Valentini, Vincenzo ; Di Stasio, Enrico ; Balducci, Mario. / Occurrence and predictors of the fatigue in high-grade glioma patients. In: Neurological Sciences. 2015 ; Vol. 36, No. 8. pp. 1363-1369.
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