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Should we cluster patients or symptoms? The myth of symptom clusters based on ‘depression, insomnia, pain’ and ‘depression, fatigue, pain’

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  • Aynur Aktas Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Section of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA The Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Declan Walsh Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Section of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA The Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Katherine Hauser Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Section of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA The Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lisa Rybicki Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Declan Walsh, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland; walshtd{at}tcd.ie
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Aktas A, Walsh D, Hauser K, et al
Should we cluster patients or symptoms? The myth of symptom clusters based on ‘depression, insomnia, pain’ and ‘depression, fatigue, pain’

Publication history

  • Received March 23, 2015
  • Revision received November 5, 2015
  • Accepted December 17, 2015
  • First published January 14, 2016.
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June 01, 2016

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