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Title: A pilot study of a supervised group exercise programme as a rehabilitation treatment for women with breast cancer receiving adjuvant treatment
Author(s): Campbell, Anna
Mutrie, Nanette
Whyte, Fiona
McGuire, Fiona
Kearney, Nora
Contact Email: nora.kearney@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Quality of life
breast cancer
exercise
fatigue
Issue Date: Mar-2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Campbell A, Mutrie N, Whyte F, McGuire F & Kearney N (2005) A pilot study of a supervised group exercise programme as a rehabilitation treatment for women with breast cancer receiving adjuvant treatment, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 9 (1), pp. 56-63.
Abstract: Summary This pilot study examined whether exercise as an adjunctive rehabilitation therapy could benefit women who have early stage breast cancer and are currently receiving chemotherapy/radiotherapy. The study was designed as a randomised controlled trial (RCT). Physical functioning, fatigue and Quality of Life (QoL) outcomes were evaluated pre and post a 12-week intervention. The results showed that after 12 weeks the women who participated in the exercise programme (n¼12) displayed significantly higher levels of physical functioning and reported higher QoL scores than the controls (n¼10). Changes in fatigue and satisfaction with life favoured the intervention group but did not reach significance. These results are encouraging and suggest that a structured group exercise programme during adjuvant treatment is a safe, well tolerated and effective way of providing physical and psychological health benefits to women during treatment for early stage breast cancer. Since this was a pilot study the numbers did not allow appropriately powered analyses of some variables of interest and favoured relatively young and socioeconomically advantaged women. Future studies need to address these issues and determine if these short-term benefits can be sustained.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1320
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2004.03.007
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Affiliation: University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
NMH Research - Stirling

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