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Nicole L. Stout: Function and QOL do not necessarily correlate
Jun 11, 2024, 14:24

Nicole L. Stout: Function and QOL do not necessarily correlate

Nicole L. Stout, Research Assistant professor at West Virginia University, shared a post on X/Twitter:

”Important new publication! Function and QOL do not necessarily correlate. We need to consider them as independent but related constructs, measure them separately, and manage the underlying impairment to improve. This requires assessment and triage to the right supportive service at the right time based on findings.

Consider using more precise assessment tools to measure function. QOL tools do not provide the insight needed to determine what services will benefit the patient most based on presenting symptoms or impairment.

A wide array of functional tools can be used to identify impairment. Evidence supports rehabilitation services can improve function. Read further.

AND…Oncology treatment guidelines (69 of them!!) recommend rehabilitation assessment, referrals, and interventions for many different types of cancers, across several impairments, and age groups. Read further.”

Nicole L. Stout

Source: Nicole L. Stout/X