Comparison of fatigue and quality of life in individuals with pancreatogenic diabetes after total or partial pancreatectomy

Hsuan Ju Kuo, Yu Wen Tien, Nien Tzu Chang, Yun Jen Chou, Shiow Ching Shun*

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Abstract

SAMPLE & SETTING: 50 individuals (14 after TP and 36 after PD) were recruited from a pancreatic surgical outpatient department. A final sample of 39 matched individuals (13 after TP and 26 after PD) were included in the final analysis. METHODS & VARIABLES: A comparative crosssectional approach was used. Variables were fatigue and QOL. The Fatigue Symptom Inventory and European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality-of-Life Questionnaire- Core 30 were used. Data went through propensity score one-To-Two matching. Generalized estimating equation was used to compare fatigue and QOL. RESULTS: The groups showed no statistically significant difference in fatigue intensity and overall QOL. The TP group had significantly longer fatigue duration, perceived higher interference of functioning, lower physical function, and a higher level of insomnia. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: Future studies with a larger sample and longitudinal design will help identify the trajectory of fatigue and QOL in individuals with pancreatogenic diabetes post-TP and PD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E159-E170
JournalOncology Nursing Forum
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

  • fatigue
  • pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • quality of life
  • total pancreatectomy

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