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Improving muscular endurance with the MVe Fitness Chair™ in breast cancer survivors: A feasibility and efficacy study.
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PMID:  23026681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and efficacy of delivering Pilates exercises for resistance training to breast cancer survivors using the MVe Fitness Chair™. DESIGN: Pilot randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Twenty-six female breast cancer survivors were randomized to use the MVe Fitness Chair™ (n=8), traditional resistance training (n=8), or a control group (no exercise) (CO) (n=10). The MVe Fitness Chair™ and traditional resistance training groups completed 8 weeks of exercise. Muscular endurance was assessed pre and post-test for comparisons within and between groups using push ups, curl ups, and the Dynamic Muscular Endurance Test Battery for Cancer Patients of Various Ages. RESULTS: Feasibility of the MVe Fitness Chair™ was good, evidenced by over 80% adherence for both exercise groups and positive narrative feedback. Significant improvements in muscular endurance were observed in the MVe Fitness Chair™ (p<0.002) and traditional resistance training groups (p<0.001), but there were no differences in improvement between the MVe Fitness Chair™ and traditional resistance training groups (p<0.711) indicating that Pilates and traditional resistance training may be equally effective at improving muscular endurance in this population. CONCLUSIONS: The MVe Fitness Chair™ is feasible for use in breast cancer survivors. It appears to promote similar improvements in muscular endurance when compared to traditional resistance training, but has several advantages over traditional resistance training, including cost, logistics, enjoyment, and ease of learning.
Eric Martin; Claudio Battaglini; Dianne Groff; Fiona Naumann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-1861     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sci Med Sport     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-10-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9812598     Medline TA:  J Sci Med Sport     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Sports Medicine Australia. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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