Comorbidity and functional status are independent in older cancer patients.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Volume 16, Issue 4, p.1582-7 (1998)


Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Comorbidity, Female, Geriatric Assessment, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Prospective Studies


Comorbidity is a frequent and often therapeutically limiting problem in older cancer patients. However, to date, there is no standard measure of the comorbidity burden available for these patients. We tested the performance of two comorbidity scales and their relationship with functional status.