Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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Awarded by Jiangsu provincial government


Funding Acknowledgements

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).