Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Frailty Status and Dependence in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Concurrent Chemoradiation
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, GA, USA, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Frailty Status and Dependence in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Concurrent Chemoradiation
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505142. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3723
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505142. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3723
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This exploratory study found frailty and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) performance worsen for head and neck cancer patients after radiation treatment. A moderate negative correlation was identified between frailty status and IADL performance. This conclusion indicates a need for OT services to address and reduce functional deficits in this population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Cheryl Porzi

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jennetta Siracuse, Kerry Bourke, Ashley Evans

Contributing Authors: Kathryn Eberle Cohen, Elizabeth Wendel, Anurag Singh, Andrew Ray