Aerobic and Resistance Exercise for Cancer Treatment-Related Fatigue
Fatigue is a frequently reported side effect of cancer treatment. Fatigue related to cancer
and its treatment is different from fatigue occurring in other situations and its specific
causes have not been identified. Exercise may or may not improve this type of fatigue. The
purpose of this study is to examine how cancer treatments impact normal lifestyle physical
activity patterns and participation in physical activity, as well as the ability of a
walking and progressive resistance exercise program to reduce cancer-related fatigue in
breast cancer patients. This study also examines if the walking and progressive resistance
exercise program improves other factors such as quality of life, depression, anxiety,
ability to sleep, self esteem, cardiovascular fitness, energy expenditure, muscular
strength, muscle mass, and immune function (as measured by inflammatory cytokines).
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Karen Mustian, Ph.D.
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester
United States: Institutional Review Board
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