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

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

Autor Solano, Joao Paulo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gomes, Barbara Google Scholar
Higginson, Irene J. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Kings Coll London
Resumo 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.
Assunto cancer
AIDS
heart disease
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
renal disease
palliative care
terminal care
end of life
symptoms
prevalence
Idioma Inglês
Data 2006-01-01
Publicado em Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 31, n. 1, p. 58-69, 2006.
ISSN 0885-3924 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 58-69
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2005.06.007
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Resenha
Web of Science WOS:000235422300010
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28600

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