A prospective study of the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221211
Title:
A prospective study of the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer.
Authors:
Stone, Carol; Lawlor, Peter G; Nolan, Bríd; Kenny, Rose Anne
Affiliation:
Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland. cstone@olh.ie
Citation:
A prospective study of the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer. 2011, 42 (4):535-40 J Pain Symptom Manage
Journal:
Journal of pain and symptom management
Issue Date:
Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221211
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.01.006
PubMed ID:
21444189
Abstract:
The association between aging and falls risk, and the morbidity and mortality resulting from falls in older persons, is well documented. Results from a small number of studies of patients with cancer in inpatient settings suggest that patients with advanced cancer may be at high risk of falling. We present preliminary results pertaining to the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer from an ongoing study of risk factors for falls.; To measure incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care, and to test the hypothesis that patients aged ≥65 years are at greater risk of falling than those aged <65 years.; Ambulant patients with cancer admitted to palliative care services were recruited. Demographic details were ascertained by patient interview and routine record review. Participants were followed-up by weekly telephone calls for up to six months.; Follow-up has been completed for 119 patients; mean age was 66.91 (±12.86) years and 53.8% were male. Sixty-two participants (52.1%) fell during follow-up. The median time to fall for participants aged <65 and ≥65 years was 85 days (95% confidence interval [CI] 51.54-118.46) and 80 days (95% CI 44.07-115.93), respectively (χ(2)=0.034, P=0.85). The incidence density of falls was 2770 per 1000 person-years.; One in two patients with advanced cancer fell during follow-up of up to six months, regardless of age. There is a need to investigate the sequelae of falls in patients with cancer, to ascertain the risk factors, and in particular, the modifiable risk factors in this population.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Accidental Falls; Age Factors; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Female; Humans; Incidence; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Middle Aged; Neoplasms; Palliative Care; Prospective Studies; Risk Factors
ISSN:
1873-6513

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStone, Carolen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLawlor, Peter Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Bríden_GB
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Rose Anneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30T15:42:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-30T15:42:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-
dc.identifier.citationA prospective study of the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer. 2011, 42 (4):535-40 J Pain Symptom Manageen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1873-6513-
dc.identifier.pmid21444189-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.01.006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221211-
dc.description.abstractThe association between aging and falls risk, and the morbidity and mortality resulting from falls in older persons, is well documented. Results from a small number of studies of patients with cancer in inpatient settings suggest that patients with advanced cancer may be at high risk of falling. We present preliminary results pertaining to the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer from an ongoing study of risk factors for falls.-
dc.description.abstractTo measure incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care, and to test the hypothesis that patients aged ≥65 years are at greater risk of falling than those aged <65 years.-
dc.description.abstractAmbulant patients with cancer admitted to palliative care services were recruited. Demographic details were ascertained by patient interview and routine record review. Participants were followed-up by weekly telephone calls for up to six months.-
dc.description.abstractFollow-up has been completed for 119 patients; mean age was 66.91 (±12.86) years and 53.8% were male. Sixty-two participants (52.1%) fell during follow-up. The median time to fall for participants aged <65 and ≥65 years was 85 days (95% confidence interval [CI] 51.54-118.46) and 80 days (95% CI 44.07-115.93), respectively (χ(2)=0.034, P=0.85). The incidence density of falls was 2770 per 1000 person-years.-
dc.description.abstractOne in two patients with advanced cancer fell during follow-up of up to six months, regardless of age. There is a need to investigate the sequelae of falls in patients with cancer, to ascertain the risk factors, and in particular, the modifiable risk factors in this population.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of pain and symptom managementen_GB
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIncidence-
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studies-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshPalliative Care-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.titleA prospective study of the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOur Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland. cstone@olh.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pain and symptom managementen_GB

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