Volume 21, Issue 129 (3-2015)                   RJMS 2015, 21(129): 68-74 | Back to browse issues page

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Vakili M, Kafan S, Tabrizi G, Arabi M, Hashemi Nasabzadeh R. The role of comprehensive geriatric assessments on the quality of life of disabled elderly cancer patients. RJMS 2015; 21 (129) :68-74
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3608-en.html
Shohadaye Takab Hospital, Takab, Iran
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Background: In this study, the impact of comprehensive geriatric assessments on the quality and the length of life in disabled elderly cancer patients were evaluated.


Methods: In an interventional study, 70 patients with cancer were randomly divided into two treatment and control groups. Patients were evaluated during a six-month study using comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) test.


Results: The patient’s mean age was 4.2 ± 67.1 years. It was shown that CGA intervention had no impact on physical activity tests, including instrumental activities of daily living and activities of daily living, but a significant improvement was shown in patient’s psychological status using geriatric depression test.

Conclusion: The results of the current study showed that CGA interventions have a positive effect on the quality of the life of the elderly cancer patients
Keywords: I ADL, ADL, CGA
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hematology & oncology

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