Occupational Therapy for Adults With Cancer: Why It Matters.

Academic Article


  • Adults with cancer may be at risk for limitations in functional status and quality of life (QOL). Occupational therapy is a supportive service with the specific mission to help people functionally engage in life as safely and independently as possible with the primary goal of improving QOL. Unfortunately, for people with cancer, occupational therapy remains underused. The overall purpose of this review is to provide an understanding of what occupational therapy is and its relevance to patients with cancer, highlight the reasons to refer, and, last, provide general advice on how to access services.
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    Published In

  • Oncologist  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Activities of daily living, Functional status, Occupational therapy, Quality of life, Accidental Falls, Activities of Daily Living, Adult, Fatigue, Humans, Neoplasms, Occupational Therapy, Quality of Life, Social Participation
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    Author List

  • Pergolotti M; Williams GR; Campbell C; Munoz LA; Muss HB
  • Start Page

  • 314
  • End Page

  • 319
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 3