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Exercise in cancer recovery: An overview of the evidence

Hayes, Sandra C. & Newman, Beth M. (2006) Exercise in cancer recovery: An overview of the evidence. Cancer Forum, 30(1), pp. 13-17.

Abstract

With survival prospects following cancer diagnosis improving, more attention is being placed on the need for effective rehabilitation strategies. One strategy with the potential to positively influence the psychosocial as well as physical and functional status of patients with cancer is exercise. Increasing scientific evidence is available to support that participating in exercise during and following treatment for cancer, in particular breast cancer, is associated with improvements in psychosocial and physical outcomes. Although the exercise prescriptive characteristics have differed between investigations, the general recommended exercise prescription is of moderate-intensity, regular frequency (3-5 times/week) for 20-30 minutes per session. To ensure translation of research knowledge into clinical practice, future research must begin to evaluate how best to integrate exercise rehabilitation into the routine clinical care of cancer patients.

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ID Code: 7548
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Cancer, rehabilitation and recovery, exercise, physical activity, breast cancer, secondary lymphoedema, quality of life
ISSN: 0311-306X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Cancer Council Australia
Deposited On: 23 May 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:28

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