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Exercise prehabilitation program for patients under neoadjuvant treatment for rectal cancer: A pilot study

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dc.contributor.author Brea Alejo, Lidia
dc.contributor.author Pagola Aldazabal, Itziar
dc.contributor.author Fiuza Luces, María del Carmen
dc.contributor.author Huerga, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Torres, María Victoria de
dc.contributor.author Soria Verdugo, Ana
dc.contributor.author Ortega Solano, María Jesús
dc.contributor.author Felipe Hernández, José Luis
dc.contributor.author Lucía Mulas, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Ruiz Casado, Ana
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-07T18:32:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-07T18:32:35Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Alejo, L. B., Pagola-Aldazabal, I., Fiuza-Luces, C., Huerga, D., de Torres, M. V., Verdugo, A. S., ... & Ruiz-Casado, A. (2019). Exercise prehabilitation program for patients under neoadjuvant treatment for rectal cancer: A pilot study. Journal of cancer research and therapeutics, 15(1), 20. https://doi.org/10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_30_17 spa
dc.identifier.issn 0973-1482
dc.identifier.issn 1998-4138
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/8017
dc.description.abstract Context: Prehabilitation is emerging as a method of preparing patients physically and mentally for the often disabling effects of cancer treatment. Aims: This study aims to assess the feasibility and to explore the potential effects of a prehabilitation program consisting of educational physical exercise sessions in patients with rectal cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy treatment (NCRT). Settings and Design: This was a pilot study with 12 patients (3 males and 9 females, age 61 ± 7 years). Subjects and Methods: The program included six educational sessions of exercise during NCRT. Adherence to the intervention; quality of life (QoL); anxiety and depression; body mass index; physical fitness (peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak), handgrip and dynamic leg strength); and physical activity (PA) levels were measured. Statistical Analysis Used: Data are reported as the mean ± standard deviation or medians and interquartile ranges for questionnaire-derived data. Secondary outcome measures were compared using the nonparametric Wilcoxon test. The threshold P value for significance was calculated after correction for multiple comparisons using the Bonferroni method. Results: Adherence to the program was 64 of 72 possible exercise education sessions completed, i.e., 89%. We detected a trend toward a significant improvement in VO2peak after the intervention (P = 0.015), together with reduced scores for both depression (P = 0.017) and the QoL domain “emotional function” (P = 0.027). Mean levels of moderate to vigorous PA tended to increase after the exercise program (P = 0.091). Conclusions: Exercise might be an effective prehabilitation strategy for surgery during the period of NCRT. spa
dc.description.sponsorship Sin financiación spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Exercise prehabilitation program for patients under neoadjuvant treatment for rectal cancer: A pilot study spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 1.326 JCR (2019) Q4, 230/244 Oncology spa
dc.description.impact 0.461 SJR (2019) Q2, 1358/2754 Medicine (miscellaneous); Q3, 240/367 Oncology, 167/335 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging spa
dc.description.impact No data IDR 2019 spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_30_17
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Ejercicio físico spa
dc.subject.uem Hospitalizados spa
dc.subject.uem Cáncer spa
dc.subject.unesco Cáncer spa
dc.subject.unesco Deporte spa
dc.subject.unesco Tratamiento médico spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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