Characteristics and correlates of fatigue after adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Volume 16, Issue 5, p.1689-96 (1998)


Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Aged, Antineoplastic Agents, Breast Neoplasms, Chemotherapy, Adjuvant, Fatigue, Female, Humans, Menopause, Middle Aged, Quality of Life, Risk Factors, Sleep, Socioeconomic Factors


Clinical reports suggest that many breast cancer patients experience persistent fatigue as a long-term side effect of adjuvant chemotherapy treatment. To investigate this issue further, we examined the characteristics and correlates of fatigue in women who had completed adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer and in a comparison group of women with no history of cancer.