A comparison of symptom prevalence in far advanced cancer, AIDS, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and renal disease

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dc.contributor.author Solano, Joao Paulo [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Gomes, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Higginson, Irene J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T12:38:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T12:38:13Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2005.06.007
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 31, n. 1, p. 58-69, 2006.
dc.identifier.issn 0885-3924
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28600
dc.description.abstract Little attention has been paid to the symptom management needs of Patients with life-threatening diseases other than cancer. in this study, we aimed to determine to what extent patients with progressive chronic diseases have similar symptom profiles. A systematic search of medical databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO) and textbooks identified 64 original studies reporting the prevalence of 11 common symptoms among end-stage patients with cancer, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or renal disease. Analyzing the data in a comparative table (a grid), we found that the prevalence of the 11 symptoms was often widely but homogeneously spread across the five diseases. Three symptoms-pain, breathlessness, and fatigue- were found among more than 50% of patients, for all five diseases. There appears to be a common pathway toward death for malignant and nonmalignant diseases. the designs of symptom prevalence studies need to be improved because of methodological disparities in symptom assessment. and designs. en
dc.format.extent 58-69
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject cancer en
dc.subject AIDS en
dc.subject heart disease en
dc.subject chronic obstructive pulmonary disease en
dc.subject renal disease en
dc.subject palliative care en
dc.subject terminal care en
dc.subject end of life en
dc.subject symptoms en
dc.subject prevalence en
dc.title A comparison of symptom prevalence in far advanced cancer, AIDS, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and renal disease en
dc.type Resenha
dc.rights.license http://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-policies/article-posting-policy
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Kings Coll London
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Internal Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Kings Coll London, Cicely Saunders Fdn, London WC2R 2LS, England
dc.description.affiliation Kings Coll London, Dept Palliat Care & Policy, London WC2R 2LS, England
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Internal Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2005.06.007
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000235422300010



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