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Hamaguchi, Toyohiro
Nakaya, Naoki
Abe, Kazunari
Abe, Yasushi
Umezawa, Shino
Kurihara, Miho
Nayama, Kumi
Yomiya, Kinomi
Uchitomi, Yosuke
subject
cancer
current status
nationwide survey
rehabilitation
Japan
NDC
Medical sciences
abstract
Purpose: To elucidate the current status of cancer rehabilitation in institutions nationwide. Method: A questionnaire survey regarding the current status of cancer rehabilitation in 1693 health care institutions was conducted by mail. The survey first asked whether rehabilitation was being conducted for cancer patients, and in facilities in which it was being conducted, it then asked about the content of the rehabilitation, the stage of the cancer patients, etc. Facilities in which cancer rehabilitation was not being conducted were surveyed in regard to whether there was a need for cancer rehabilitation. Results: Valid replies were obtained from 1045 (62.0%) institutions, and 864 (82.7%) of them conducted rehabilitation for cancer patients. A high proportion of the content of the rehabilitation was found to be related to physical function. Activities of daily living guidance and training were also found to be conducted in a high proportion. Low proportions of the facilities conducted content that was specialized for cancer. Of the 181 facilities in which rehabilitation was not being conducted for cancer patients, 171 (94.5%) replied that they felt that rehabilitation was needed for cancer patients. Conclusions: Based on the results of this fact-finding survey it will be necessary to consider strategies for popularizing and developing rehabilitation programs for cancer patients in Japan.
journal title
Disability & Rehabilitation
volume
Volume 30
issue
Issue 7
start page
559
end page
564
date of issued
2008
publisher
Taylor & Francis
issn
0963-8288
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publisher doi
language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
DCMI type
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format
application/pdf
text version
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rights
Copyright (c) 2008 Taylor & Francis
relation is version of URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638280701377003
department
Graduate School of Health Science