Do older individuals who are diagnosed with cancer have worse physical performance prior to diagnosis compared to matched controls? A longitudinal cohort study

@inproceedings{Looijaard2018DoOI,
  title={Do older individuals who are diagnosed with cancer have worse physical performance prior to diagnosis compared to matched controls? A longitudinal cohort study},
  author={St{\'e}phanie M L M Looijaard and Monique S. Slee-Valentijn and L N Groeneveldt and Dorly J H Deeg and Martijn Huisman and Andrea B. Maier},
  booktitle={BMC Geriatrics},
  year={2018}
}
BackgroundImpaired physical performance is highly prevalent in older cancer patients and is associated with cancer-related outcomes such as mortality and chemotherapy-related toxicity. Physical performance might already decline prior to the cancer diagnosis due to undiagnosed disease. This study aimed to assess whether the physical performance of community-dwelling individuals prior to cancer diagnosis is worse compared to matched controls who are not diagnosed with cancer.MethodsThe study… CONTINUE READING
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