Prospective Surveillance for Cancer Rehabilitation (49:08)

a seminar included in:

COURSE: Core Competencies in Interdisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation



The majority of individuals going through cancer treatment will experience physical and functional impairments that negatively impact their ability to participate in normal life activities as well as interfere with their quality of life.

This seminar discusses how rehabilitation services can proactively reduce the burden of physical impairments and functional decline when a prospective approach to functional screening and management is implemented.

The presenter educates the audience on the Prospective Surveillance Model (PSM) and the importance of this model’s framework for rehabilitation providers to integrate functional assessments, management, and targeted interventions into the cancer continuum.

The components of the PSM, baseline functional assessments and ongoing surveillance, are explained and the evidence reviewed to support its role from cancer diagnosis throughout end of life to address functional decline and emerging impairments at their earliest onset to enable triage for rehabilitation services.

The presenter discusses evidence base for assessment tools that support the various components of the PSM and how to develop strategies that enable integration of the model into healthcare systems throughout the continuum of care.


  • Identify the components of the prospective surveillance model and understand the evidence to support its role as a framework for screening and early cancer-related impairment management
  • Begin to understand the evidence base for assessment tools that support various components of the PSM
  • Develop strategies that enable integration of the model into your unique care system and setting