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A trial of exercise therapy for women having treatment for breast cancer

Mutrie, Nanette (2010) A trial of exercise therapy for women having treatment for breast cancer. [Report]

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Abstract

This trial looked at the benefit of exercise therapy for women having treatment for early stage breast cancer. Doctors and breast care nurses hoped that exercise would help improve quality of life and reduce feelings of fatigue, anxiety and depression for women having treatment for early stage breast cancer. A small pilot study had showed promising results, but a larger trial was needed to get more reliable results. This trial recruited women who were having either chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery for early stage breast cancer. The research team looked at how the treatment affected people physically, mentally and emotionally. The aim of the trial was to find out if it is helpful for women to follow an exercise programme while they are having treatment for breast cancer.

Item type: Report
ID code: 30800
Keywords: quality of life , fitness levels and shoulder mobility , breast cancer, exercise, therapy, Physical geography
Subjects: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Physical geography
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 May 2011 14:34
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 14:38
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/30800

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