Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: Interprofessional Team Recommendations for Older Adult Women With Breast Cancer

comprehensive geriatric assessment, geriatric oncology, older adults, ambulatory
CJON 2018, 22(3), 304-315. DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.304-315

Background: Geriatric oncology incorporates comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and traditional oncology care.

Objectives: The aims are to identify limitations reflected by mean scores on the CGA instruments and describe the CGA recommendations documented in the medical record.

Methods: CGA was administered and consisted of the Timed Up and Go Test, the Activities of Daily Living Scale, the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale, grip strength, falls, pain, the Brief Fatigue Inventory, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Geriatric Depression Scale, the Mini-Cog, and the Mini Nutritional Assessment. CGA recommendations were obtained from the medical record. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data.

Findings: Most recommendations were for general cancer treatment, followed by fall referral/education.

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