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Assessment of fatigue in children and adolescents with cancer and its relations with sleep patterns and quality of life

Grant number: 12/00091-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Pediatric Nursing
Principal Investigator:Lucila Castanheira Nascimento
Grantee:Michelle Darezzo Rodrigues Nunes
Supervisor: Eufemia Jacob
Host Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:10/20055-6 - Assessment of fatigue in children and adolescents with cancer and its relations with sleep patterns and quality of life, BP.DR

Abstract

The clinical trial suggests that cancer patients show more often multiple symptoms, which include fatigue, sleep disorders, pain and depression, and this set of symptoms are directly associated to the worst functional state or the decrease in quality of life. The objectives of the trial are a) evaluate the fatigue, sleep pattern and quality of life in children and adolescents with cancer; b) describe the relationship between fatigue, sleep patterns and quality of life in children and adolescents with cancer. To that end, we will perform a quantitative, descriptive and cross-sectional study. The participants will be children and adolescents with ongoing cancer at a public hospital in the countryside of the state of São Paulo. We will use an instrument to measure the fatigue (PedsQL "Multidimensional Fatigue Scale"), two instruments to evaluate the quality of life (PedsQL" Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory, Generic Core and Cancer Module" and a device to evaluate the sleep and wake patterns (Wrist Actigraph). To analyze the data, the descriptive statistic and Pearson`s correlation coefficient will be used, to comply with the objectives "a" and "b" respectively. (AU)

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Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MICHELE DAREZZO RODRIGUES NUNES; EUFEMIA JACOB; LUÍS CARLOS LOPES-JÚNIOR; ANA CAROLINA ANDRADE BIAGGI LEITE; REGINA APARECIDA GARCIA DE LIMA; LUCILA CASTANHEIRA NASCIMENTO. Qualidade de vida da população infantojuvenil oncológica com e sem fadiga. Acta Paulista de Enfermagem, v. 35, . (10/20055-6, 12/00091-3)
RODRIGUES NUNES, MICHELLE DAREZZO; JACOB, EUFEMIA; ADLARD, KATHLEEN; SECOLA, RITA; NASCIMENTO, LUCILA CASTANHEIRA. Fatigue and Sleep Experiences at Home in Children and Adolescents With Cancer. ONCOLOGY NURSING FORUM, v. 42, n. 5, p. 498-506, . (10/20055-6, 12/00091-3)
RODRIGUES NUNES, MICHELLE DAREZZO; NASCIMENTO, LUCILA CASTANHEIRA; FERNANDES, ANANDA MARIA; BATALHA, LUIS; DE CAMPOS, CATARINA; GONCALVES, ANA; ANDRADE BIAGGI LEITE, ANA CAROLINA; ALVARENGA, WILLYANE DE ANDRADE; GARCIA DE LIMA, REGINA APARECIDA; JACOB, EUFEMIA. Pain, sleep patterns and health-related quality of life in paediatric patients with cancer. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, v. 28, n. 4, SI, . (12/00091-3, 10/20055-6)

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