In a study published online in the journal Cancer, oncology providers report low rates of communication regarding the benefits of physical activity (35%). Providers and Care Teams are encouraged to remind early-stage patients to participate in physical activity. Regular physical activity reduces cancer-related fatigue, maintains quality of life and physical function, and improves overall prognosis and survival for patients with cancer.
Communications regarding physical activity can vary among oncology care providers. Some forget to ask at visits and some have it as a standard query on intake forms for ongoing care. Regardless of whether the information is obtained, there seems to be no ongoing mechanism for reminding patients to take a brisk walk, ride a bike or join a Cancer Center-based exercise program.
Cordata's reminders allow oncology care coordinators to set reminders for all care plan activities....including recommendations for physical activity. For more information, ask your Client Services or Sales liaison.