Physical activity in patients with advanced-stage cancer: a systematic review of the literature
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Physical activity in patients with advanced-stage cancer
Abstract: 

The importance of physical activity for chronic disease prevention and management has become generally well accepted. The number of research interventions and publications examining the benefits of physical activity for patients with cancer has been rising steadily. However, much of that research has focused on the impact of physical activity either prior to or early in the cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship process. Research focusing on the effects of physical activity, specifically for patients with advanced-stage cancer and poorer prognostic outcomes, has been addressed only recently. The purpose of this article is to examine the state of the science for physical activity in the advanced-stage disease subset of the cancer population. Exercise in a variety of intensities and forms, including yoga, walking, biking, and swimming, has many health benefits for people, including those diagnosed with cancer. Research has shown that, for people with cancer (including advanced-stage cancer), exercise can decrease anxiety, stress, and depression while improving levels of pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, constipation, and insomnia. People diagnosed with cancer should discuss with their oncologist safe, easy ways they can incorporate exercise into their daily lives.

Author(s): 
Albrecht, Tara A.
Taylor, Ann Gill
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Journal Abbreviation: 
Clin J Oncol Nurs
Publication Date: 
6/1/2012
Publication Year: 
2012
Pages: 
293-300
Volume: 
16
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1538-067X
DOI: 
10.1188/12.CJON.293-300
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 22641322 PMCID: PMC4408536

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Tara A. Albrecht and Ann Gill Taylor. 6/1/2012. "Physical activity in patients with advanced-stage cancer: a systematic review of the literature." Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 16: 3: 293-300. 10.1188/12.CJON.293-300.

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