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A meta-analysis of aerobic exercise interventions for women with breast cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19176403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the effectiveness of aerobic exercise interventions on cardiopulmonary function and body composition in women with breast cancer. Of 24 relevant studies reviewed, 10 studies (N = 588) met the inclusion criteria. The findings indicated that aerobic exercise significantly improved cardiopulmonary function as assessed by absolute VO2 peak (standardized mean difference [SMD] .916, p < .001), relative VO2 peak (SMD .424, p < .05), and 12-minute walk test ( SMD .502, p < .001). Similarly, aerobic exercise significantly improved body composition as assessed by percentage body fat (SMD -.890, p < .001), but body weight and lean body mass did not change significantly. Aerobic exercise during or after cancer adjuvant therapy seems to be an effective means of improving cardiopulmonary function and decreasing percentage body fat in women with breast cancer. Further studies are needed to examine the long-term benefits of aerobic exercise.
Chun-Ja Kim; Duck-Hee Kang; Jee-Won Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-01-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Western journal of nursing research     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0193-9459     ISO Abbreviation:  West J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-01     Completed Date:  2009-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905435     Medline TA:  West J Nurs Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-61     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Ajou University College of Nursing, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Body Composition
Breast Neoplasms / physiopathology*
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