Identification of Symptom Clusters in Patients With Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers

Two symptom clusters were identified in this sample of patients with venous leg ulcers. Further research is needed to verify these symptom clusters and to evaluate their effect on patient outcomes.

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Symptom Burden Clusters: A Challenge for Targeted Symptom Management. A Longitudinal Study Examining Symptom Burden Clusters in Breast Cancer

This study provides insights into symptom burden clusters over time. A challenging approach toward symptom management in clinical oncology is to target the burden of a symptom cluster and to recognize the need for individually designed interventions to ameliorate symptom burden in cancer patients.

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Psychological distress symptoms’ clusters in brain tumor patients: factor analysis of depression and anxiety scales – Bunevicius – 2013 – Psycho-Oncology – Wiley Online Library

Psychological distress symptoms’ clusters in brain tumor patients: factor analysis of depression and anxiety scales – Bunevicius – 2013 – Psycho-Oncology – Wiley Online Library.

Prospective Longitudinal Evaluation of a Symptom Cluster in Breast Cancer

With the exception of anxiety, the coherence of the symptom cluster was supported by similar patterns of severity and change over time in these symptoms (trend for sleep quality). Participants with higher SCI scores prior to chemotherapy continued to experience greater symptom burden during and after chemotherapy. Early assessment and intervention addressing this symptom cluster (vs. individual symptoms) may have a greater impact on patient performance status and quality of life for patients with higher SCIs.

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Symptom clusters of pain, depressed mood… [Support Care Cancer. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Genetic polymorphisms may facilitate identification of high-risk patients and development of individualized symptom therapies.

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