Journal article

Exploring the Effect of Exercise Physiology Intervention Among Adolescent and Young Adults Diagnosed With Cancer

Andrew Murnane, Kate Thompson, Sam G Mancuso, Jeremy Lewin, Lisa M Orme

REHABILITATION ONCOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Exercise in the adult oncology setting has proven to be an effective intervention in improving patients' physical condition and mental health and reducing treatment side effects; however, its role in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population is less well understood. This study aimed to explore the effects of an exercise physiology (EP) intervention on the functional capacity of AYA diagnosed with malignancy. Methods: A prospective, single-institution cohort study was conducted of all AYA patients who were referred to the EP service and participated in baseline and postintervention assessment. Patients were provided with an individualized exercise program aimed at improving functional c..

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