Journal article

Home-based rehabilitation in inoperable non-small cell lung cancer-the patient experience

Lara Edbrooke, Linda Denehy, Catherine L Granger, Suzanne Kapp, Sanchia Aranda

Supportive Care in Cancer | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: Exercise is important in lung cancer, yet most people do not meet the physical activity guidelines. The aim of this study was to characterise the views and experiences of participants with inoperable lung cancer who completed a home-based rehabilitation program. METHODS: Ninety-two participants were recruited (45 intervention group [IG], 47 usual care). Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants randomised to the IG of a trial of home-based exercise, behaviour change and symptom management. Data were independently coded by two researchers, cross-checked and analysed using content analysis with a summary of arising themes. RESULTS: Of the IG (25/45), 55% w..

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