Factors influencing adherence to cancer treatment in older adults with cancer: a systematic review.

@article{Puts2014FactorsIA,
  title={Factors influencing adherence to cancer treatment in older adults with cancer: a systematic review.},
  author={Martine T E Puts and H. A. Tu and Ann Elizabeth Tourangeau and Doris D Howell and Marg Fitch and Elena Springall and Shabbir M H Alibhai},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          564-77
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cancer is a disease that mostly affects older adults. Treatment adherence is crucial to obtain optimal outcomes such as cure or improvement in quality of life. Older adults have numerous comorbidites as well as cognitive and sensory impairments that may affect adherence. The aim of this systematic review was to examine factors that influence adherence to cancer treatment in older adults with cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Systematic review of the literature published between… CONTINUE READING
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