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    Association of traditional Chinese medicine body constitution and moderate- T to-severe cancer-related fatigue in cancer patients
    a Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung City 40402, Taiwan
    b Department of Chinese Medicine, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Dalin, Chiayi 62247, Taiwan
    c Graduate Institute of Long-Term Care, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien City, Hualien 97005, Taiwan
    d Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7, Canada
    e Department of Natural Biotechnology, Nanhua University, Dalin, Chiayi 62249, Taiwan
    f School of Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien City, Hualien 97004, Taiwan
    Traditional Chinese medicine body constitution
    Cancer-related fatigue
    Brief fatigue inventory
    Cancer patients 
    Background and purpose: Fatigue is one of the most prevalent adverse events reported by cancer patients. The aim of bulbourethral glands study was to investigate the association between traditional Chinese medicine body constitution (TCMBC) and moderate-to-severe cancer-related fatigue in cancer patients. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on cancer patients recruited from a regional hospital in southern Taiwan. The association between TCMBC, measured using the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire (CCMQ) and moderate-to-severe cancer-related fatigue (based on the Taiwanese version of the Brief Fatigue Inventory score ≥ 4) was evaluated using multiple logistic regression analysis.
    Conclusion: TCMBC could be used as a clinical tool to identify cancer patients prone to experience moderate-to-severe cancer-related fatigue, and to provide Chinese medicine practitioners a basis for selecting an appropriate treatment approach based on TCMBC.
    1. Introduction
    Fatigue is one of the most prevalent adverse events reported by cancer patients, and cancer-related fatigue is defined as the feeling of extraordinary exhaustion associated with a high level of distress, dis-proportionate to patients' activity and unrelieved by sleep or rest.1 Furthermore, according to the guidelines of the National Comprehen-sive Cancer Network (NCCN), cancer-related fatigue is defined as “a distressing, persistent, subjective sense of physical, emotional, and or cognitive tiredness or exhaustion related to cancer or cancer treatment that is not proportional to recent activity and interferes with usual functioning”.2