Cheryl Porzi, Jennetta Siracuse, Kerry Bourke, Kathryn Eberle Cohen, Ashley Evans, Elizabeth Wendel, Anurag Singh, Andrew Ray; Frailty Status and Dependence in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Concurrent Chemoradiation. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505142. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3723
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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
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