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Rehabilitation Management of Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer

presented by Scott J. Capozza, MS, PT

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Financial: Scott Capozza receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Scott Capozza is a coauthor for Oncology Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Clinicians. Scott has no other nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 67 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 33 Minutes

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) diagnosed with cancer require rehabilitation services to effectively manage treatment side effects. They also require enhanced long-term surveillance. However, engaging AYAs in rehab services is challenging, resulting in poorer outcomes for AYAs. AYAs face unique barriers to rehabilitation, as well as other crucial services to enhance their quality of life, that are different from those of pediatric and older adult populations. In this module, the AYA population will be defined and the more common cancers in this age group will be identified. The rehabilitation needs of AYAs with cancer will be reviewed. The potential barriers for AYAs to access rehabilitation will be extensively examined, and tangible steps to address these barriers will be proposed through interactive discussion.

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Scott J. Capozza, MS, PT

Scott Capozza has worked as a physical therapist in a multidisciplinary survivorship clinic as well as an outpatient physical therapist dedicated to oncology rehabilitation. He received a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College in 1999. Scott initially worked in pediatric physical therapy, including outpatient pediatrics, school-based physical therapy, and aquatic-based physical therapy, before…

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1. Review of Cancer Incidence in the AYA Population

It is essential to clearly define the AYA population so their unique needs can be addressed. This chapter will review AYA demographics and identify the most common cancers seen in the AYA population.

2. Rehabilitation Needs of the AYA Living With Cancer

The AYA population can be diagnosed with cancers that are seen in the pediatric and older adult populations, including breast cancer and hematologic cancers. The short-term, late, and long-term side effects experienced by AYAs living with and beyond cancer will be identified. An engaging discussion will elaborate on the rehabilitation interventions required for AYAs to optimize function and return to prior level of function in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

3. Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Oncology Rehabilitation for the AYA Living With Cancer

While the AYA population can be diagnosed with cancers that are seen in the pediatric and older adult populations, their unique needs during this critical life phase may impede their access to rehabilitation services. The barriers to oncology rehabilitation experienced by the AYA living with and beyond cancer, including financial and psychosocial concern, will be reviewed. Additionally, methods to address these concerns and implementation strategies to engage AYA engagement in oncology rehabilitation will be discussed.

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