Evidence-Based Practice

Exercise for Fatigue Management in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients

Rochelle Chiffelle

Katherine Kenny

exercise, symptom management, cancer-related fatigue, fatigue, stem cell transplantation
CJON 2013, 17(3), 241-244. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.241-244

Fatigue is a commonly reported symptom of patients who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Fatigue in the HSCT recipient has multiple possible causes, including deconditioning, anemia, and medications. Regardless of the cause, fatigue impacts patients' well-being, ability to reintegrate into their normal lifestyle, physical recovery from transplantation, and overall symptom management. The authors discuss the current evidence regarding exercise for the management of fatigue in this population and lay the groundwork for developing an evidence-based intervention.

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