A 12-Week Multi-Modal Exercise Program: Feasibility of Combined Exercise and Simplified 8-Style Tai Chi Following Lung Cancer Surgery
Ting Lu, Linda Denehy, Yuejiao Cao, Qirui Cong, En Wu, Catherine L Granger, Jun Ni, Lara Edbrooke
INTEGRATIVE CANCER THERAPIES | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility, safety, and preliminary effect of a 12-week multi-modal rehabilitation program targeted at improving health-related quality of life and physical activity levels of patients with lung cancer following treatment. METHODS: Patients with stage I to IIIA non-small cell lung cancer were included 6 to 12 weeks following completion of treatment. The intervention comprised of aerobic exercise (brisk walking), resistance training and 8-style Tai Chi. The 12-week program included 2 supervised center-based sessions per week of 90 minutes duration and home-based exercise. The primary outcomes were the feasibility and safety of the intervention. Secondary outcomes (as..View full abstract
Awarded by Jiangsu provincial government
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University and Jiangsu provincial government (grant number BE2018670).