Date Presented 03/26/20
This exploratory study found frailty and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) performance worsen for head and neck cancer patients after radiation treatment. A moderate negative correlation was identified between frailty status and IADL performance. This conclusion indicates a need for OT services to address and reduce functional deficits in this population.
Primary Author and Speaker: Cheryl Porzi
Additional Authors and Speakers: Jennetta Siracuse, Kerry Bourke, Ashley Evans
Contributing Authors: Kathryn Eberle Cohen, Elizabeth Wendel, Anurag Singh, Andrew Ray