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dc.contributor.authorBroderick, Julieen
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-23T11:58:15Z
dc.date.available2015-01-23T11:58:15Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.date.submitted2014en
dc.identifier.citationBroderick JM, Hussey J, Kennedy MJ, O' Donnell DM, Patients over 65 years are assigned lower ECOG PS scores than younger patients, although objectively measured physical activity is no different, Geriatric Oncology, 5, 1, 2014, 49-56en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/73114
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractObjectives The Eastern Cooperative Group Performance Status (ECOG PS) is a widely used standard functional classification in oncology practice, the verbal descriptors of which refer to physical activity (PA). Little is known about the cut-off points of this scale and measured PA levels. This research investigated the relationship between PS assigned, objectively measured PA, and patient age. Materials and Methods One hundred ambulatory patients with treatment-naive cancer wore an accelerometer (RT3) for a mean (SD) of 5.6 (1.1) days before initial oncology evaluation and ECOG PS assignment. Results Seventy five participants (75%) were < 65 years and 25 were ≥ 65 years. Eighty nine (89%) were assigned an ECOG PS of 0 or 1 and 11% a PS of 2 or 3. A weak but significant inverse association was found between objectively measured PA and PS (rho = − 0.26, p = 0.01). Seventy one participants (80%) with a PS of 0 or 1 spent more than 50% of waking hours resting. Participants assigned a PS of 2–3 spent significantly more time resting than those assigned a PS of 0 (p = 0.01). Age ≥ 65 years was significantly related to PS assigned (p = 0.04), although the older cohort were no less sedentary than younger patients. Conclusion PA levels were low, but PS scoring reflected relative PA levels and differentiated between patients of PS 0 and 2–3. Chronological age was not predictive of activity levels, but older patients were assigned lower PS scores. Incorporation of objective PA measures may merit further investigation especially in the geriatric oncology setting.en
dc.format.extent49-56en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGeriatric Oncologyen
dc.relation.ispartofseries5en
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectGeriatric assessmenten
dc.subjectAccelerometer;en
dc.subjectPhysical activityen
dc.subjectPerformance status;en
dc.subjectEastern Co-operative Oncology Groupen
dc.titlePatients over 65 years are assigned lower ECOG PS scores than younger patients, although objectively measured physical activity is no differenten
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/kennedmien
dc.identifier.rssinternalid91223en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2013.07.010en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeCanceren
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-2572-6479en


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