Priority from the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What interventions are most effective in supporting young people who are experiencing fatigue/tiredness when returning to work or education?
Overall ranking This was one of the 20 questions at the workshop that fell outside of the Top 10. These were not ranked in any order of priority
JLA question ID 0060/23
Explanatory note We know quite a bit about fatigue, and what young people describe as 'feeling fatigued', but what helps or makes it worse we really do not know.

Chang CW, Mu PF, Jou ST, Wong TT, Chen YC. The effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions on fatigue in children and adolescents with cancer: a systematic review. JBI Libr Syst Rev. 2012;10(10):574-614.

Not young people focused - Participants up to 18 years. Suggests exercise is helpful in reducing fatigue but this review is not focused on fatigue and returning to education/work

Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What can be done to support those going back to school/work when suffering from significant fatigue? ~ Cancer can make you change your life for the better. Is there any help for those who want to go back to uni? Working and studying isn't an option due to tiredness. ~ What is the best way to keep up with education after a major surgery or when constantly fatigued?
Submitted by 3 x patients 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0060
PSP name Teenage and Young Adult Cancer
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 185  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 19 January 2018