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7th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 16-18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

October 16 -18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
NWC 2023

Puja Solanki Patel

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2023 - Puja Solanki Patel
Felician University, United States
Title : Change in practice: The impact of physical activity on Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF)


In cancer patients with fatigue, what is the effect of physical activity compared to rest in decreasing cancer-related fatigue (CRF)?
Cancer patients frequently suffer from a myriad of side effects due to their illness, with fatigue being one of the most common problems. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) defines cancer-related fatigue (CRF) 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 (NCCN, 2023). There is growing evidence that physical exercise helps to prevent and reduce the intensity of cancer-related fatigue. The NCCN recommends physical activity as a category 1 intervention. The aim of this research project is to improve cancer cancer-related fatigue (CRF) by evaluating the most recent evidence-based data on how physical activity helps decrease CRF. With this evidence-based data, an improvement plan can be initiated in the oncology field to properly assess and implement interventions as well as educate patients on CRF.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • The benefits of exercise on cancer-related fatigue (CRF)
  • Screening tools for initial and continuing assessment of cancer-related fatigue (CRF)
  • Guidelines for educating patients, family members and care-givers


Puja Solanki-Patel graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University in 2013. She currently works at Monmouth Medical Center in Lakewood, NJ. During this time, Puja has been a preceptor for many new graduates. She currently is in the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at Felician University, with expected graduation in May 2023. At Felician, Puja became an inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. During her master’s program, Puja has completed 120 hours in the subacute and LTC population and 475 hours in the primary care field with emphasis in the oncology population.