Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy and Adult Cancer Rehabilitation: Part 1. Impact of Physical Activity and Symptom Management Interventions
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy and Adult Cancer Rehabilitation
Abstract: 

This article is the first part of a systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of cancer rehabilitation interventions within the scope of occupational therapy that address the activity and participation needs of adult cancer survivors. This article focuses on the importance of physical activity and symptom management. Strong evidence supports the use of exercise for cancer-related fatigue and indicates that lymphedema is not exacerbated by exercise. Moderate evidence supports the use of yoga to relieve anxiety and depression and indicates that exercise as a whole may contribute to a return to precancer levels of sexual activity. The results of this review support inclusion of occupational therapy in cancer rehabilitation and reveal a significant need for more research to explore ways occupational therapy can positively influence the outcomes of cancer survivors. Part 2 of the review also appears in this issue.

Author(s): 
Hunter, Elizabeth G.
Gibson, Robert W.
Arbesman, Marian
D'Amico, Mariana
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am J Occup Ther
Publication Date: 
2017-04
Publication Year: 
2017
Pages: 
7102100030p1-7102100030p11
Volume: 
71
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0272-9490
DOI: 
10.5014/ajot.2017.023564
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 28218585

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Elizabeth G. Hunter, Robert W. Gibson, Marian Arbesman and Mariana D'Amico. 2017-04. "Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy and Adult Cancer Rehabilitation: Part 1. Impact of Physical Activity and Symptom Management Interventions." The American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association 71: 2: 7102100030p1-7102100030p11. 10.5014/ajot.2017.023564.

Wikipedia Citation

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