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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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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Keywords

  • cancer
  • frail
  • hospital
  • inpatient
  • pain assessment
  • prevalence

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