Owing to improved treatment and survival of persons with brain and spinal cord tumors, the rehabilitation community has demonstrated an increasing interest in inpatient rehabilitation outcomes in this population. The studies available show that patients with brain and spinal cord tumors make functional gains in inpatient rehabilitation with high rates of discharge to the community. When compared with their noncancer counterparts with similar impairments, persons with brain and spinal cord tumors tend to have shorter lengths of stay and higher rates of acute transfers. Furthermore, although more studies are needed, current research indicates that inpatient rehabilitation is correlated with improved quality of life and survival. This chapter reviews the current literature on this topic.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Central Nervous System Cancer Rehabilitation|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Professions(all)