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Rehabil Res Pract. 2010;2010:481546. doi: 10.1155/2010/481546. Epub 2010 Aug 5.

Endurance and Resistance Training in Radically Treated Respiratory Cancer patients: A Pilot Study.

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Department of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 7K12IE B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Respiratory cancer and its treatment are known to contribute to muscle weakness and functional impairment.

AIM:

To assess the effects of rehabilitation in patients with respiratory cancer.

METHODS:

Radically treated respiratory cancer patients were included in a 12-week multidisciplinary rehabilitation program.

RESULTS:

16 patients (age: 61 ± 7 years; FEV(1): 57 ± 16% pred.) showed a reduced exercise tolerance (VO(2)max: 56 ± 15% pred.; 6 MWD: 67 ± 11% pred.), muscle force (PImax: 54 ± 22% pred.; QF: 67 ± 16% pred.), and quality of life (CRDQd: 17 ± 5 points; CRDQf: 16 ± 5 points). Exercise tolerance, muscle force, and quality of life improved significantly after rehabilitation.

CONCLUSION:

Radically treated patients with respiratory cancer have a decreased exercise capacity, muscle force, and quality of life. 12 weeks of rehabilitation leads to a significant improvement in exercise capacity, respiratory muscle force, and quality of life.

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