Physical therapy and chiropractic use among childhood cancer survivors with chronic disease: impact on health-related quality of life.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, Volume 5, Issue 1, p.73-81 (2011)

Keywords:

2011, Adult, Age of Onset, Child, Chronic Disease, Clinical Research Division, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Health Status, Humans, Male, Manipulation, Chiropractic, Neoplasms, Physical Therapy Modalities, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Survivors, Treatment Outcome, Young Adult

Abstract:

The use of rehabilitation services to address musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular late effects among childhood cancer survivors could improve physical function and health-related quality-of-life (HRQL). We describe physical therapy (PT) and chiropractic utilization among childhood cancer survivors and their association with HRQL.