Framework for Measurement of Physiotherapy in Palliative Cancer Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238567
Title:
Framework for Measurement of Physiotherapy in Palliative Cancer Care
Authors:
Cobbe, Sinéad; Kennedy, Norelee
Affiliation:
Milford Care Centre; University of Limerick
Citation:
Cobbe, S & Kennedy N (2009) Framework for Measurement of Physiotherapy in Palliative Cancer Care, Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 30(2): 41-46.
Journal:
Physiotherapy Practice and Research
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238567
Additional Links:
http://iospress.metapress.com/content/j233932gt324k417/
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The role of physiotherapy in palliative cancer care is a relatively new specialty and has only recently been described. The evidence base for physiotherapy in this setting remains poor. Outcomes of physiotherapy input have been mainly measured in terms of improved functional capacity in trials to date. While the conceptual basis for physiotherapy in this setting includes the model of cancer rehabilitation, and its related outcomes of functional improvement, it also contains a much wider remit, incorporating the wider ethos of palliative care that involves patient support, patient satisfaction and improvements in quality of life. Outcome measures used by physiotherapists should reflect this variety of input. This paper discusses the theoretical models underpinning physiotherapy input, and relates them to suggested outcome measures in the palliative cancer population. Thus, the paper provides a framework for measuring physiotherapy in palliative cancer care.
Keywords:
PALLIATIVE CARE; CANCER; PHYSIOTHERAPY; OUTCOME MEASURES
ISSN:
2213-0691 (Online); 2213-0683 (Print)

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dc.contributor.authorCobbe, Sinéaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Noreleeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-14T15:50:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-14T15:50:39Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationCobbe, S & Kennedy N (2009) Framework for Measurement of Physiotherapy in Palliative Cancer Care, Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 30(2): 41-46.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2213-0691 (Online)-
dc.identifier.issn2213-0683 (Print)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/238567-
dc.descriptionThe role of physiotherapy in palliative cancer care is a relatively new specialty and has only recently been described. The evidence base for physiotherapy in this setting remains poor. Outcomes of physiotherapy input have been mainly measured in terms of improved functional capacity in trials to date. While the conceptual basis for physiotherapy in this setting includes the model of cancer rehabilitation, and its related outcomes of functional improvement, it also contains a much wider remit, incorporating the wider ethos of palliative care that involves patient support, patient satisfaction and improvements in quality of life. Outcome measures used by physiotherapists should reflect this variety of input. This paper discusses the theoretical models underpinning physiotherapy input, and relates them to suggested outcome measures in the palliative cancer population. Thus, the paper provides a framework for measuring physiotherapy in palliative cancer care.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://iospress.metapress.com/content/j233932gt324k417/en_GB
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen_GB
dc.subjectCANCERen_GB
dc.subjectPHYSIOTHERAPYen_GB
dc.subjectOUTCOME MEASURESen_GB
dc.titleFramework for Measurement of Physiotherapy in Palliative Cancer Careen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMilford Care Centre; University of Limericken_GB
dc.identifier.journalPhysiotherapy Practice and Researchen_GB
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