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Effects of a 12-week home-based exercise program on quality of life, psychological health, and the level of physical activity in colorectal cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial

Authors
 Ji Young Kim  ;  Mi Kyung Lee  ;  Dong Hoon Lee  ;  Dong Woo Kang  ;  Ji Hee Min  ;  Ji Won Lee  ;  Sang Hui Chu  ;  Min Su Cho  ;  Nam Kyu Kim  ;  Justin Y. Jeon 
Citation
 Supportive Care in Cancer, Vol.27(8) : 2933-2940, 2019 
Journal Title
 Supportive Care in Cancer 
ISSN
 0941-4355 
Issue Date
2019
Keywords
Colorectal cancer ; Home-based exercise ; Physical activity ; Psychological health ; Quality of life
Abstract
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of a home-based exercise program on quality of life (QOL), psychological health, and the level of physical activity (PA) in colorectal cancer survivors. METHODS: Seventy-one colorectal cancer survivors were randomized into either a home-based exercise group (N = 37) or control group (N = 34). The home-based exercise program included unsupervised walking, stationary bike, or swimming for aerobic exercise, as well as resistance exercise DVDs, a pedometer, and an exercise log. The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Colorectal, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue Scale, patient health questionnaire, and Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire were used to assess QOL, fatigue, depression, and PA levels. RESULTS: Among the 71 participants, 30 in the exercise group and 28 in the control group completed the study. The change in the QOL between the intervention and control groups was insignificant. However, QOL was significantly improved in the exercise group (QOL, p = 0.024). Sub-domain of QOL, emotional well-being, and trial outcome index-physical/functional/colorectal (p = 0.015 and p = 0.035, respectively) were improved in the exercise group. The level of PA was significantly increased after 12 weeks in the exercise group (97.0 ± 188.5 vs. 332.6 ± 306.1, p < 0.001), and the change significantly differed compared with the control group (mean change 235.6 vs. 16.3, p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The home-based exercise program may improve the QOL and psychological health in colorectal cancer survivors. We have demonstrated that the home-based exercise program was effective in increasing the level of PA in colorectal cancer survivors.
Full Text
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00520-018-4588-0
DOI
10.1007/s00520-018-4588-0
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Family Medicine (가정의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Nam Kyu(김남규) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0639-5632
Lee, Ji Won(이지원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2666-4249
Cho, Min Soo(조민수)
Chu, Sang Hui(추상희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6877-5599
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/170898
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