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Multimorbidity in older adults living with and beyond cancer

Multimorbidity in older adults living with and beyond cancer
Multimorbidity in older adults living with and beyond cancer
Purpose of review: the current review draws attention to the need for longer term management of multiple conditions in older adults with cancer.

Recent findings: older people living with and beyond cancer are more likely than younger people to have higher prevalence of multimorbidity leading to an overall increase in illness and treatment burdens, limiting health-related quality of life (QoL), and capacity to self-manage. Older age presents a higher risk of cancer treatment side-effects and development or progression of other conditions, leading to worsening health, long-lasting functional problems, and social isolation. Although many prioritize functional independence and continuance of valued activities over survival, older people living with multimorbidity are more likely to experience poor physical functioning during and beyond cancer treatment.

Summary: cancer treatment decisions and survivorship plans should be developed in the context of other conditions and in line with the individual's priorities for continued QoL. More research is needed to guide service development and clinical practice in this important area.
1751-4258
220-224
Corbett, Teresa
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Bridges, Jacqueline
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Corbett, Teresa
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Bridges, Jacqueline
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Corbett, Teresa and Bridges, Jacqueline (2019) Multimorbidity in older adults living with and beyond cancer. Current Opinion in Supportive & Palliative Care, 13 (3), 220-224. (doi:10.1097/SPC.0000000000000439).

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Purpose of review: the current review draws attention to the need for longer term management of multiple conditions in older adults with cancer.

Recent findings: older people living with and beyond cancer are more likely than younger people to have higher prevalence of multimorbidity leading to an overall increase in illness and treatment burdens, limiting health-related quality of life (QoL), and capacity to self-manage. Older age presents a higher risk of cancer treatment side-effects and development or progression of other conditions, leading to worsening health, long-lasting functional problems, and social isolation. Although many prioritize functional independence and continuance of valued activities over survival, older people living with multimorbidity are more likely to experience poor physical functioning during and beyond cancer treatment.

Summary: cancer treatment decisions and survivorship plans should be developed in the context of other conditions and in line with the individual's priorities for continued QoL. More research is needed to guide service development and clinical practice in this important area.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 30 May 2019
Published date: September 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 431613
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431613
ISSN: 1751-4258
PURE UUID: e1ff9080-53cf-42e4-aa48-c9151705b271
ORCID for Teresa Corbett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5620-5377
ORCID for Jacqueline Bridges: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6776-736X

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Date deposited: 11 Jun 2019 16:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 06:12

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Author: Teresa Corbett ORCID iD

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