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Treatments in Clinical Geriatrics Oncology: Impact of Hospitalization on Functional Autonomy, Quality of Life and Survival. Interuniversity and Interdisciplinary Test Project.

Units : Psychosomatic and Psycho-Oncology Research Unit | ULB621

Description :

The goal of this descriptive, longitudinal and multicentric study is to assess the prevalence of functional autonomy loss, its
predictors and its correlates, among 65 years old or more cancer inpatients who live a long stay hospitalization. The other objective
of this research is to assess the psychological impact of an eventual patient's functional autonomy loss on the primary
caregiver. This study also describes the communication of the patient and his/her primary caregiver about an eventual functional autonomy
loss consecutive to his/her long stay hospitalization.