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Rehabilitation for cancer patients.
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PMID:  24305771     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Rehabilitation for cancer patients aims at reducing the impact of disabling and limiting conditions resulting from cancer and its treatment in order to enable patients to regain social integration and participation. Given current trends in cancer incidence and survival along with progress in medical treatment, cancer rehabilitation is becoming increasingly important in contemporary healthcare. Although not without limitations, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) provides a valuable perspective for cancer rehabilitation in understanding impairments in functioning and activity as the result of an interaction between a health condition and contextual factors. The structure of cancer rehabilitation varies across countries as a function of their health care systems and social security legislations, although there is a broad consensus with respect to its principal goals. Cancer rehabilitation requires a careful assessment of the individual patient's rehabilitation needs and a multidisciplinary team of health professionals. A variety of rehabilitation interventions exist, including psycho-oncological and psycho-educational approaches. Research on the effectiveness of cancer rehabilitation provides evidence of improvements in relevant outcome parameters, but faces some methodological challenges as well.
Authors:
Joachim Weis; Jürgen M Giesler
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Recent results in cancer research. Fortschritte der Krebsforschung. Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer     Volume:  197     ISSN:  0080-0015     ISO Abbreviation:  Recent Results Cancer Res.     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0044671     Medline TA:  Recent Results Cancer Res     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Klinik für Tumorbiologie an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Psychosoziale Abteilung, Tumor Biology Center at the University of Freiburg, Psychosocial Department, Breisacher Str. 117, 79106, Freiburg, Germany, weis@tumorbio.uni-freiburg.de.
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