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Targeted self-management limits fatigue for women undergoing radiotherapy for early breast cancer: results from the ACTIVE randomised feasibility trial

Courtier, Nicholas, Armes, Jo, Smith, Andrew, Radley, Lesley and Hopkinson, Jane 2021. Targeted self-management limits fatigue for women undergoing radiotherapy for early breast cancer: results from the ACTIVE randomised feasibility trial. Supportive Care in Cancer 10.1007/s00520-021-06360-0

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Abstract

The ACTIVE intervention uses a novel fatigue propensity tool to target a behavioural fatigue self-management programme for women undergoing radiotherapy for early breast cancer. We assess feasibility and outcomes for ACTIVE. Mixed methods comprised a randomised feasibility trial with qualitative process evaluation and a nested fatigue risk substudy. Participants at a higher risk of fatigue were allocated 2:1 to behavioural intervention or information alone. Participants at a lower risk of fatigue entered the fatigue risk substudy. Feasibility was assessed by rates of eligibility, recruitment, retention and adherence. Qualitative interviews explored acceptability of the intervention and trial processes. Measures of fatigue, anxiety, depression, quality of life and self-efficacy were self-reported before, during and 10 days, 3 weeks and 6 months after radiotherapy. Pre-treatment fatigue risk score and post-treatment fatigue were correlated.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Psychology
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0941-4355
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 June 2021
Date of Acceptance: 8 June 2021
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2021 15:30
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/141806

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