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Impact of fatigue on quality of life among breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
Fares Mohammed Saeed Muthanna, Mahmathi Karuppannan, Bassam Abdul Rasool Hassan, Ali Haider Mohammed
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2021;12(2):115-125.   Published online April 29, 2021
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Fatigue is the most frequently reported symptom experienced by cancer patients and has a profound effect on their quality of life (QOL). The study aimed to determine the impact of fatigue on QOL among breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and to identify the risk factors associated with severe fatigue incidence.
This was an observational prospective study carried out at multiple centers. In total, 172 breast cancer patients were included. The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue Questionnaire was used to measure QOL, while the Brief Fatigue Inventory (BFI) was used to assess the severity of fatigue.
The total average mean and standard deviation of QOL were 84.58±18.07 and 4.65±1.14 for BFI scores, respectively. A significant association between fatigue and QOL was found in linear and multiple regression analyses. The relationships between fatigue severity and cancer stage, chemotherapy dose delay, dose reduction, chemotherapy regimen, and ethnicity were determined using binary logistic regression analysis.
The findings of this study are believed to be useful for helping oncologists effectively evaluate, monitor, and treat fatigue related to QOL changes.


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    Pakistan BioMedical Journal.2022; : 44.     CrossRef
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    Pakistan BioMedical Journal.2022; : 176.     CrossRef
  • Post stroke intervention trial in fatigue (POSITIF): Randomised multicentre feasibility trial
    Gillian Mead, David Gillespie, Mark Barber, Allan House, Steff Lewis, Hannah Ensor, Simiao Wu, Trudie Chalder
    Clinical Rehabilitation.2022; 36(12): 1578.     CrossRef
  • Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy at Oncology Hospitals in Vietnam After the Third Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Hanh TH Nguyen, Khanh Linh Duong, Son T Nguyen, Quy Trinh, Hao TL Hoang, Toan Q Phung, Hsiang-Wen Lin, Huong TL Nguyen
    Cancer Management and Research.2022; Volume 14: 2429.     CrossRef
  • Effects of traditional Chinese medicine exercise therapy on cancer-related fatigue, anxiety and sleep quality in cancer patients
    Lihao Jiang, Ju Ouyang, Xianfeng Du
    Medicine.2021; 100(44): e27681.     CrossRef
Use, Awareness, Knowledge and Beliefs of Medication During Pregnancy in Malaysia
Ahmad Habeeb Hattab Dala Ali Alani, Bassam Abdul Rasool Hassan, Azyyati Mohd Suhaimi, Ali Haider Mohammed
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2020;11(6):373-379.   Published online December 22, 2020
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This study aimed to assess medication use in pregnant women in Malaysia by measuring use, knowledge, awareness, and beliefs about medications.


This was an observational, cross-sectional study involving a total of 447 pregnant women who attended the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), Malaysia. A validated, self-administered questionnaire was used to collect participant data.


Most of pregnant women had taken medication during pregnancy and more than half of them (52.8%) showed a poor level of knowledge about the medication use during pregnancy. Eighty-three percent had a poor level of awareness and 56.5% had negative beliefs. Age and education level were significantly associated with the level of knowledge regarding medication use during pregnancy. Multiparous pregnant women, and pregnant women from rural areas were observed to have a higher level of awareness compared with those who lived in urban areas. Use of medication during pregnancy was determined to be significantly associated with education level, and race.


Although there was prevalent use of medication among pregnant women, many had negative beliefs, and insufficient knowledge and awareness about the risks of taking medication during pregnancy. Several sociodemographic characteristics were significantly associated with the use (race and education level), level of knowledge (age and education level), awareness (parity and place of residence), and beliefs (race, education level, and occupation status) towards medication use during pregnancy.


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    Afaf Bouqoufi, Laila Lahlou, Fatima Ait El Hadj, Said Boujraf, Mohammed Abdessadek, Youssef Khabbal
    Frontiers in Pharmacology.2024;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Toward Medication Use During Pregnancy: A Hospital-Based Cross-Sectional Survey
    Narayana Goruntla, Neelima Ganzi, Mallika Otturu, Sai Nikhitha Vaddi, Sree Lakshmi Mood, M. Jyothi Suchitra, Kasturi Vishwanathasetty Veerabhadrappa, Joseph Obiezu Chukwujekwu Ezeonwumelu, Sarad Pawar Naik Bukke
    The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India.2024;[Epub]     CrossRef
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    R Gauthami, Bipin Shaji, MJS Twinkle, Krishnapriya Radhakrishnan, Reshma Kolar, Juno Jerold Joel
    Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction.2024; 13(3): 115.     CrossRef
  • Prevalence of polypharmacy in pregnancy: a systematic review
    Astha Anand, Katherine Phillips, Anuradhaa Subramanian, Siang Ing Lee, Zhaonan Wang, Rebecca McCowan, Utkarsh Agrawal, Adeniyi Frances Fagbamigbe, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Peter Brocklehurst, Christine Damase-Michel, Maria Loane, Krishnarajah Nirantharaku
    BMJ Open.2023; 13(3): e067585.     CrossRef
  • A cross-sectional study on the knowledge, attitude, and practice of pregnant women regarding medication use and restriction during pregnancy.
    Ogechi C. Obi, Chibueze Anosike
    Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharma.2023; 11: 100308.     CrossRef
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    Ankara Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi.2023; 48(1): 10.     CrossRef
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    The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
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