Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
COELHO, Fernanda Mara Ribeiro and SAWADA, Namie Okino. Fatigue in patients with laryngeal cancer. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 1999, vol.7, n.5, pp. 103-108. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11691999000500013.
This study searched for subjective elements in the fatigue of laryngectomized patients. The authors used an instrument proposed by YOSHITAKE27 that investigates the symptoms of physical indisposition, mental weariness and a specific sensation of fatigue. Data were analysed considering the literature, demonstrating that the psychological factors, the treatment and phases of the disease are directly related.
Keywords : fatigue; patients; laryngeal cancer.