Physical Exercise to Improve Physical Performance and Health Related Quality of Life in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients
Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation is a frequently used therapy option to increase
survival in hematological and lymphatic malignancies. These malignancies and their treatment
are associated with numerous physical and psychological symptoms and severe side effects.
Physical exercise has been proposed as a promising strategy for the treatment of some of
these physical and psychological complaints, and various exercise interventions are
currently available after cancer treatment. To date, promising preliminary results
concerning exercise programs in PBSCT recipients were published with limited sample size
populations. Results of musculoskeletal outcomes in PBSCT recipients after cancer treatment
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Baseline -3 months - 6 months
Neil K Aaronson, PhD
Division of Psychosocial Research & Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.