Title of Work
Proactive Rehabilitation for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Objective: To review assessment and management approaches for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy-related physical function deficits.Data sources: Peer-reviewed articles from PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL PsycINFO, SPORTDiscus, Scopus, and key studies' reference lists.Conclusion: Brief clinical tests (eg, gait, Timed Up and Go) can screen for neuropathy-related physical function deficits. Exercise and physical therapy may be promising treatments, but the efficacy and optimal dose of such treatments for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy are unclear.Implications for nursing practice: Screening and assessment of neuropathy-associated physical function deficits should occur throughout neurotoxic chemotherapy treatment. If such deficits are identified, referral for rehabilitation (ie, physical or occupational therapy) and/or exercise interventions is warranted.
Knoerl, Robert; Gilchrist, Laura; Kanzawa-Lee, Grace; Donohoe, Clare; Bridges, Celia; and Lavoie Smith, Ellen, "Proactive Rehabilitation for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy" (2020). Physical Therapy Faculty Scholarship. 49.