Changes in aspects of fatigue over time after Gamma Knife radiosurgery for brain metastases

Takeaway

  • Changes in aspects of fatigue (for example, physical fatigue, mental fatigue) differ from before to after Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) in patients with brain metastases (P-BM).

Why this matters

  • Increases in global fatigue levels before to after stereotactic radiosurgery have been reported by >50% of P-BM.

  • Assessment of multiple aspects of fatigue may help clinicians identify appropriate interventions to help P-BM manage different types of fatigue.