Surgery is an important part of the treatment modalities offered to older patients with cancer. Natural ageing processes lead to deterioration of organ function, making older patients more vulnerable and at risk for experiencing less-favourable outcomes and complications after surgery. Non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as music, may be preferable to medical interventions in older people, who are at risk for adverse effects and drug interactions due to altered physiology and drug metabolism.
|Journal||Journal of geriatric oncology|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2018|
- theoretical models
- postoperative outcomes
van der Wal-Huisman, H., Dons, K., Smilde, R., Heineman, E., & van Leeuwen, B. (2018). The effect of music on postoperative recovery in older patients: a systematic review. Journal of geriatric oncology.