Journal article

Understanding factors influencing physical activity and exercise in lung cancer: a systematic review

Catherine L Granger, Bronwen Connolly, Linda Denehy, Nicholas Hart, Phillip Antippa, Kuan-Yin Lin, Selina M Parry



PURPOSE: Despite evidence and clinical practice guidelines supporting physical activity (PA) for people with lung cancer, this evidence has not translated into clinical practice. This review aims to identify, evaluate and synthesise studies examining the barriers and enablers for patients with lung cancer to participate in PA from the perspective of patients, carers and health care providers (HCPs). METHODS: Systematic review of articles using electronic databases: MEDLINE (1950-2016), CINAHL (1982-2016), EMBASE (1980-2016), Scopus (2004-2016) and Cochrane (2016). Quantitative and qualitative studies, published in English in a peer-reviewed journal, which assessed the barriers or enablers to..

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Awarded by National Institute for Health Research

Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by Fellowships to the following authors: Dr. Granger is partially funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Translating Research Into Practice Fellowship co-funded by Cancer Australia. Dr. Parry is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. Dr. Connolly is funded by a National Institute of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship.