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Physiological and neurophysiological determinants of postcancer fatigue: design of a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, June 2012
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Title
Physiological and neurophysiological determinants of postcancer fatigue: design of a randomized controlled trial
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BMC Cancer, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-12-256
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Hetty Prinsen, Gijs Bleijenberg, Machiel J Zwarts, Maria T E Hopman, Arend Heerschap, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven

Abstract

Postcancer fatigue is a frequently occurring, severe, and invalidating problem, impairing quality of life. Although it is possible to effectively treat postcancer fatigue with cognitive behaviour therapy, the nature of the underlying (neuro)physiology of postcancer fatigue remains unclear. Physiological aspects of fatigue include peripheral fatigue, originating in muscle or the neuromuscular junction; central fatigue, originating in nerves, spinal cord, and brain; and physical deconditioning, resulting from a decreased cardiopulmonary function. Studies on physiological aspects of postcancer fatigue mainly concentrate on deconditioning. Peripheral and central fatigue and brain morphology and function have been studied for patients with fatigue in the context of chronic fatigue syndrome and neuromuscular diseases and show several characteristic differences with healthy controls.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 3 4%
Unknown 66 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 19%
Researcher 10 14%
Librarian 7 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Other 17 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 26%
Psychology 15 22%
Sports and Recreations 10 14%
Unspecified 6 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Other 15 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 July 2012.
All research outputs
#6,983,667
of 12,372,945 outputs
Outputs from BMC Cancer
#1,695
of 4,558 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#58,383
of 120,138 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Cancer
#5
of 25 outputs
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