Assessing the Functional Status of Older Cancer Patients in an Ambulatory Care Visit
AbstractFunctional status assessment is a useful and essential component of the complete history and physical exam of the older patient diagnosed with cancer. Functional status is the ability to conduct activities that are necessary for independence and more executive activities, such as money management, cooking, and transportation. Assessment of functional status creates a portal into interpreting the health of in older persons. Understanding limitations and physical abilities can help in developing cancer treatment strategies, patient/family teaching needs, and in-home services that enhance patient/family care. This article will review the benefits of functional assessment, instruments that can be used during an ambulatory care visit, and interventions that can address potential limitations. View Full-Text
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Overcash, J. Assessing the Functional Status of Older Cancer Patients in an Ambulatory Care Visit. Healthcare 2015, 3, 846-859.
Overcash J. Assessing the Functional Status of Older Cancer Patients in an Ambulatory Care Visit. Healthcare. 2015; 3(3):846-859.Chicago/Turabian Style
Overcash, Janine. 2015. "Assessing the Functional Status of Older Cancer Patients in an Ambulatory Care Visit." Healthcare 3, no. 3: 846-859.