Journal article

Feasibility of early-commencing group-based exercise in allogeneic bone marrow transplantation: the BOOST study

Shaza Abo, David Ritchie, Linda Denehy, Yvonne Panek-Hudson, Louis Irving, Catherine L Granger



Increasing evidence supports that individualised exercise is safe and beneficial for adults treated with allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (alloBMT), although this is not part of standard care and no research has investigated group-based interventions. This study aimed to determine safety, feasibility and exploratory effects of a supervised group-based inpatient and subsequent home-based exercise programme in alloBMT. This single-site prospective cohort study included consecutive adults treated with alloBMT for haematological disease. All participants received usual care in addition to the protocolised exercise programme pre-transplant until 60 days post transplant. The primary outcome ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the funding received from Royal Melbourne Hospital, Mary Elizabeth Watson Fellowship to conduct this research, and the allied health, nursing and medical staff and patients who facilitated this research.