Christina W Andersen

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of a multimodal group exercise intervention, as an adjunct to conventional care, on fatigue, physical capacity, general wellbeing, physical activity, and quality of life in patients with cancer who were undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy or treatment for advanced disease. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Two(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of a multidimensional exercise intervention focusing on physical capacity; one-repetition maximum (1RM) and maximum oxygen uptake (VO2Max), activity level, general well-being and quality of life in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The intervention comprised resistance and fitness training,(More)
The objective of this study was to explore the nature of fatigue in cancer patients with advanced stages of disease undergoing chemotherapy and concurrently participating in a 6-week multidimensional exercise programme (physical exercise, relaxation, massage and body-awareness training). Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 23 patients(More)
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of a supervised high- and low-intensity structured training program in cancer patients concurrently undergoing chemotherapy. Seventy patients, in different stages of the disease and with different diagnoses (48 females, 22 males), between 18 and 65 years of age (mean age 42.8) participated in a 9-h weekly(More)
Performance of intense dynamic exercise in highly trained athletes is associated with a reduced arterial haemoglobin saturation for O2 (SaO2) and lower arterial PO2 (PaO2). We hypothesized that compared with upright exercise, supine exercise would be accompanied by a smaller reduction in SaO2 because of a lower maximal O2 uptake (VO2max) and/or a more even(More)
Exercise decreases breast cancer risk and disease recurrence, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Training adaptations in systemic factors have been suggested as mediating causes. We aimed to examine if systemic adaptations to training over time, or acute exercise responses, in breast cancer survivors could regulate breast cancer cell viability in(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to clarify issues around the patient-nurse interaction during pulsed dose rate (PDR) brachytherapy. BACKGROUND Cancer diagnosis, response and survival rates as well as the side-effects of radiation therapy are well described in international literature. However, no scientific data apparently exist on the reactions and(More)
Cancer and treatment can negatively affect the body's performance and appearance. Exercise has been tested in a few studies for altered body image among middle-aged women with breast cancer. The aim of the study was to explore how young pre-cancer athletes of both genders experience disease- and treatment-related physical fitness and appearance changes(More)
Four rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) mothers each spontaneously adopted and reared an abandoned, unrelated neonate in addition to their own neonate. Data on relative time spent in maternal contact and who maintained proximity were collected for the biological and adopted "twins" and singleton control infants using focal animal sampling. Infant weight gain(More)
Little is known about the role of exercise in improving cancer patients' mood while undergoing chemotherapy. In this phase II study changes in self-reported anxiety and depression and fitness (VO2max) are reported in relation to a 6-week, 9 h weekly, multidimensional exercise program. A total of 91 patients receiving chemotherapy, between 18 and 65 years(More)