Changes in and Associations Among Functional Status and Perceived Quality of Life of Patients With Metastatic/Locally Advanced Cancer Receiving Rehabilitation for General Disability

Ryuichi Sekine, Masami Ogata, Ikuyo Uchiyama, Koichi Miyakoshi, Megumi Uruma, Mitsunori Miyashita, Tatsuya Morita

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Abstract

The primary aims were to clarify the changes in the functional status and quality of life of patients with metastatic/locally advanced cancer who received rehabilitation therapy. This is a cohort study, and all consecutive patients who received rehabilitation therapy were evaluated before and 2 weeks after. Outcome measures were the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), perceived independence, and overall quality of life (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer C30). A total of 128 patients were included. Although the FIM score significantly decreased, the overall quality of life significantly increased. Even in the patients with deteriorated FIM scores, the overall quality of life was maintained despite a significantly decreased perceived independence. Terminally ill patients with cancer who received a rehabilitation program maintained their overall quality of life despite an objective decline in the physical functional status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-702
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Volume32
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 1

Keywords

  • cohort
  • palliative care
  • quality of life
  • rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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