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Table 1 General characteristics of included meta-analysesa

From: Exercise and cancer-related fatigue in adults: a systematic review of previous systematic reviews with meta-analyses

Reference Year Country Studies Participants Sex
(F/M)
Cancer Types Interventions CRF Assessment
Brown et al. [10] 2011 United States 44 3254 F/M breast, colorectal, leukemia, lymphoma, prostate, mixed AE and/or ST BFI, EORTC-QLQ C30, FACT, FACT-An, FACT-B, FACT-F, FACT-G, LAS, PFS, POMS, SAS, SCFS, SF-36, 0–9 scale
Carayol et al. [11] 2013 France 11 F breast AE and/or ST BFI, FACT-F, MFI, PFS, SF-36(Vitality)
Carayol et al. [12] 2015 France 21 2181 F breast AE and/or ST SF-36(Vitality)
Cramer et al. [13] 2014 Germany 3 157 F/M colorectal AE and/or ST FACT-F
Duijts et al. [16] 2011 Netherlands 11 1244 F breast AE and/or ST FACT-F, FS, LAS-F, POMS, PFS, SCFS
Fong et al. [17] 2012 China 6 758 F/M breast, colon, colorectal, endometrial, gastric, gynecological, lung, lymphoma, testicular AE and/or ST EORTC-F, FACT-F, PFS
Jacobsen et al. [18] 2007 United States 12 833 F/M breast, colon, colorectal, multiple myeloma, prostate, mixed AE and/or ST
Kangas et al. [19] 2008 United States 16 1001 F/M breast, colorectal, gastrointestinal, lung, myeloma, prostate, mixed AE and/or ST BFI, EORTC QLQ C30, FACIT-F, FACT-B, FACT-C, FACT-P/F, FACT-B/G, LAS-F, LASA fatigue/energy/anxiety/depression,
PFS, PFS-R, POMS, POMS-F, POMS-SV, SAS-F, SF-36
Meneses-Echavez et al. [24] 2015 Colombia 9 F/M breast, prostate, mixed AE and/or ST EORTC QLQ C30, FACT-B, FACT-F, FACT-G, FACT-P, PFS, SCFS
Meneses-Echavez et al. [25] 2015 Colombia 9 1016 F breast AE and/or ST EORTC QLQ C30, FACT-B, FACT-F, FACT-G, FACT-P, PFS, SCFS
Meneses-Echavez et al. [26] 2015 Colombia 11 1427 F/M breast, lymphoma, prostate AE and/or ST EORTC QLQ C30, FACT-B, FACT-F, FACT-G, FACT-P, PFS, SCFS
Tian et al. [31] 2016 China 26 2830 F/M breast, colorectal, gynecologic, hematological, nasopharyngeal prostate, other AE BFI, FACT-F, LASA, PFS, PFS-R, POMS
Van Haren et al. [33] 2013 Netherlands 2 115 cancer patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation AE and/or ST FACT-An, MFI, POMS-F
Van Vulpen et al. [34] 2016 Netherlands 3 F/M breast AE and/or ST FAQ, MFI-20
Velthuis et al. [35] 2010 Netherlands 7 674 F/M acute myelogenous leukemia, breast, multiple myeloma, prostate AE and/or ST BFI, FACIT-F, FACT-An, FACT-F, PFS, PFS-R, POMS, SAS
Zou et al. [36] 2014 China 6 371 breast AE FACIT-F, PFS-R
  1. Notes: aData representative of studies in which CRF was assessed; −-, data not available; CRF Cancer-Related Fatigue, F is Female and M is Male, AE aerobic exercise, ST Strength training, BFI Brief Fatigue Index, EORTC-F European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer – Fatigue, EORTC QLQ-C30, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire; FACIT-F Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Fatigue scale, FACT Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy, FACT-An Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Anemia, FACT-B Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Breast Cancer, FACT-B/G Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Breast Cancer/General, FACT-C Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Colon Cancer, FACT-F Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Fatigue, FACT-G Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – General, FACT-P/F Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Prostate Cancer and Fatigue, FAS Fatigue Assessment Questionnaire, LAS Linear Analog Scale, LASA Linear Analog Self-Assessment, LASA-F Linear Analog Self-Assessment-Fatigue, MFI Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, PFS Piper Fatigue Scale, PFS-R Piper Fatigue Scale-Revised, POMS Profile of Moods States, POMS-SV Profile of Mood States, Short-Version, SAS Symptom Assessment Scale, SAS-F Symptom Assessment Scale-Fatigue, SCFS Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale, SF-36 Medical Outcomes Study, Short-Form 36