Prevalence of frailty and pain in hospitalised cancer patients: implications for older adult care

Heather Lane, Rosemary Saunders, Kate Crookes, Seng G.M. Ang, Caroline Bulsara, Max K. Bulsara, Beverley Ewens, Olivia Gallagher, Karen Gullick, Sue Haydon, Jeff Hughes, Kim Huong Nguyen, Karla Seaman, Christopher Etherton-Beer

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Abstract

A hospital-wide point prevalence study investigated frailty and pain in patients with a cancer-related admission. Modifiable factors associated with frailty in people with cancer were determined through logistic regression. Forty-eight patients (19%) with cancer-related admissions were 2.65 times more likely to be frail and 2.12 more likely to have moderate pain. Frailty and pain were highly prevalent among cancer-related admissions, reinforcing the need for frailty screening and importance of pain assessment for patients with cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-674
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024

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