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A controlled randomized study examining the effects of exercise therapy on patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19597418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A haematopoietic SCT (HSCT) can cause severe side effects, which may have a profound impact on a patient's life both physically and psychologically. Some studies have shown that physical activity has positive effects for inpatients after an HSCT. Therefore, the question arises whether a controlled exercise programme right from the beginning of the conditioning phase could help contribute to a patient's physical and psychological recovery. To evaluate the different effects of specific, moderate physical activities on the physical and psychological condition of HSCT patients we performed a controlled randomized study with 64 inpatients undergoing an allogeneic or autologous HSCT. The patients were randomly assigned to two groups. Although the training group took part in a specific programme of exercise therapy twice a day throughout the entire hospitalization phase, patients in the control group were offered the hospital's standard mobilization programme. The results of this study showed significant differences in favour of the training group regarding strength, endurance, lung function and quality of life. However, further studies are needed to confirm these results.
Authors:
F T Baumann; L Kraut; K Sch?le; W Bloch; A A Fauser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bone marrow transplantation     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1476-5365     ISO Abbreviation:  Bone Marrow Transplant.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-10     Completed Date:  2010-04-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8702459     Medline TA:  Bone Marrow Transplant     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute for Rehabilitation and Sport for the Disabled, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Exercise Tolerance*
Female
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / adverse effects*,  psychology
Humans
Lung / physiology
Male
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Respiratory Physiological Processes
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Bone Marrow Transplant. 2010 Feb;45(2):217-8   [PMID:  20145625 ]

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