Journal article

Patients and carers' perspectives of participating in a pilot tailored exercise program during chemoradiotherapy for high grade glioma: A qualitative study

Georgia KB Halkett, Prue Cormie, Shirley McGough, Eva M Zopf, Daniel A Galvao, Robert U Newton, Anna K Nowak

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe glioblastoma patients' and carers' perspectives of participating in a tailored exercise intervention during chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: A pilot study was conducted to evaluate if exercise was a feasible and safe therapy in patients with glioblastoma undergoing chemoradiotherapy. Patients received a supervised exercise intervention involving an individualised prescription of moderate-intensity aerobic and resistance exercise twice weekly, performed at the hospital when they attended for treatment. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants and their carers. Recordings were analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: 19 patients and 15 carers participated..

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