The study samples include 49 patients who are candidate for saving chemotherapy regimens and medical treatment of their cancer disease. Specifically, the criteria include those who were diagnosed to have locally-advanced or metastatic solid cancer, at least 18 years old, had a physician rated performance status less than 3 and the expected life expectancy is at least 6 months. Other criteria include; actigraphy records taken at least 2 weeks after the end of the previous therapy and recovery from many acute clinical or hematological toxicities. The study design involves repeated measurements and longitudinal designs to determine CTS patterns of cancer patients who received a specific amount of body clock related chemotherapy dose. Patients were subjected to wrist actigraphy four times for in 3-4 consecutive days each before, during, immediately and after chemotherapy. Some of the parameters taken include the estimated activity within and out of bed, the "autocorrelation coefficient," amplitude, within and among daily variability.
Results revealed that a specific chronotherapy protocol may disrupt circadian in in-out bed activity (I
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