Feasibility and parent satisfaction of a physical therapy intervention program for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the first 6 months of medical treatment.

@article{Gohar2011FeasibilityAP,
  title={Feasibility and parent satisfaction of a physical therapy intervention program for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the first 6 months of medical treatment.},
  author={Shadi Farzin Gohar and Melanie M Comito and Jennifer Price and V. Marchese},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={799-804}
}
BACKGROUND Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are at risk for developing musculoskeletal complications during and after their medical treatment. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of an in-hospital physical therapy- and home exercise program during the first four phases of medical treatment, for children with newly diagnosed ALL. PROCEDURE Nine patients, between the ages of 2-14 years old were enrolled within 2 weeks of diagnosis in the study. Each… CONTINUE READING

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