First Advisor

Coast, Mary Jo

Thesis Committee Member(s)

McCallum, Colleen


McCallum, Colleen & Finn, Cris


Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Loretto Heights School of Nursing

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

92 pages


Variables related to cancer-related fatigue were studied. Adults over the age of 18 who were actively undergoing cancer treatment in a rural, outpatient clinic were included in the study. The purpose of this project was to assess fatigue levels of patients who are undergoing cancer treatment. The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F) questionnaire was administered to participants and their scores were used to compare variables significance to cancer-related fatigue. The significant variables included cancer-related pain, dementia, congestive heart failure, and anxiety. This study increased provider and patient awareness of variables that influence how cancer-related fatigue is experienced and the need for evaluation during treatment.

Date of Award

Summer 2013

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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