Fatigue Search Strategy

FATIGUE SEARCH STRATEGY AND RESULTS
 
Initial references prior to update: 115
 
Databases searched for update: PubMed, CINAHL, NCCN, and Cochrane Collaboration
 
Search results of literature retrieved 5/8/2008–4/29/2015:
  • PubMed
    • Search phrase 1: (Therapy/Broad[filter] OR systematic[sb]) AND ((Fatigue[majr] OR fatigue[ti]) AND (chemotherapy OR cancer OR oncolog* OR neoplasms[majr])) AND ("2008/05/01"[PDAT] : "2015/04/29"[PDAT])
    • 986 citations retrieved
    • Search phrase 2:(fatigue in patients with cancer) AND (randomized controlled trial[Publication Type] OR (randomized[Title/Abstract] AND controlled[Title/Abstract] AND trial[Title/Abstract])) AND ("2008/05/01"[PDAT] : "2015/04/29"[PDAT])
    • 1,125 citations retrieved
  • CINAHL
    • (MH "Cancer Fatigue" OR MM fatigue OR TI fatigue ) AND (chemotherapy OR cancer OR oncolog* OR neoplasms)
    • Limiters: Published Date: 20080501-20150429, English Language, Clinical Queries: Therapy - High Sensitivity, Therapy - High Specificity, Therapy - Best Balance
    • 545 citations retrieved
  • NCCN
    • National Comprehensive Cancer Network. (2011). NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Cancer-related fatigue [v.1.2011]. Retrieved from http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/fatigue.pdf
  • Cochrane Collaboration
    • Bradt, J., Dileo, C., Grocke, D., & Magill, L. (2011). Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011(8). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006911.pub2
    • Bradt, J., Goodill, S.W., & Dileo, C. (2011). Dance/movement therapy for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011(10). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007103.pub2
    • Bradt, J., Shim, M., & Goodill, S.W. (2015). Dance/movement therapy for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015(1). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007103.pub3
    • Cramp, F., & Byron-Daniel, J. (2012). Exercise for the management of cancer-related fatigue in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012(11). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006145.pub3
    • Cramp, F., & Daniel, J. (2008). Exercise for the management of cancer-related fatigue in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2008. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006145.pub2
    • Goedendorp, M.M., Gielissen, M.F.M., Verhagen, C.A., & Bleijenberg, G. (2009). Psychosocial interventions for reducing fatigue during cancer treatment in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009(1). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006953.pub2 
    • Markes, M., Brockow, T., & Resch, K.L. (2006). Exercise for women receiving adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2006(4). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD005001.pub2
    • Minton, O., Richardson, A., Sharpe, M., Hotopf, M., & Stone, P. (2010). Drug therapy for the management of cancer-related fatigue. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010(7). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006704.pub3 
    • Mishra, S.I., Scherer, R.W., Geigle, P.M., Berlanstein, D.R., Topaloglu, O., Gotay, C.C., & Snyder, C. (2012). Exercise interventions on health-related quality of life for cancer survivors. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012(8). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007566.pub2 
    • Payne, C., Wiffen, P.J., & Martin, S. (2012). Interventions for fatigue and weight loss in adults with advanced progressive illness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012(1). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008427.pub2 
    • Peuckmann-Post, V., Elsner, F., Krumm, N., Trottenberg, P., & Radbruch, L. (2010). Pharmacological treatments for fatigue associated with palliative care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010(11). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006788.pub2 
    • Scott, D.A., Mills, M., Black, A., Cantwell, M., Campbell, A., Cardwell, C.R., . . . Donnelly, M. (2013). Multidimensional rehabilitation programmes for adult cancer survivors. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013(3). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007730.pub2
    • Zhang, M., Liu, X., Li, J., He, L., & Tripathy, D. (2009). Chinese medicinal herbs to treat the side-effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009(1). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004921.pub2 
334 titles were selected for a full article review.
 
380 final studies were included after the removal of duplicates and studies that did not meet inclusion criteria and the addition of manuscripts retrieved in other topics meeting fatigue-specific criteria.
 
Inclusion Criteria: 
1. Full research report, systematic review, guideline, or meta-analysis
2. Study must report results of the measurement of fatigue
3. Study examines an intervention aimed at affecting the symptom of fatigue
4. Study sample must include adolescent or adult patients with cancer
 
Exclusion Criteria: 
1. Grey literature
2. Descriptive-only studies

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