Inpatient rehabilitation outcome measures in persons with brain and spinal cord cancer

Veronica J. Chehata, Matthew Shatzer, Adrian Cristian

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCentral Nervous System Cancer Rehabilitation
PublisherElsevier
Pages19-25
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323548298
ISBN (Print)9780323548304
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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