Studies of non-pharmacological interventions that could be applied by nurses to prevent or reduce cancer-related fatigue during treatment for cancer in adults were eligible for the review. Inclusion criteria for study designs were not stated. Included studies were randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or used a pre-test/post-test, longitudinal or crossover design. One qualitative study was included. Included interventions involved exercise, education and counselling, distraction and relaxation, and sleep promotion. Comparator groups received standard care. Participants in most studies were women who underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer. Fatigue was measured with a variety of scales, the most common was the Piper revised fatigue scale.
The first 100 of 192 abstracts retrieved by the search were screened by two reviewers with 100% agreement; the rest were screened ,by one reviewer. Further details of study selection were not reported.