Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of preoperative therapeutic exercise in patients with cancer: a pragmatic study.

@article{Timmerman2011FeasibilityAP,
  title={Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of preoperative therapeutic exercise in patients with cancer: a pragmatic study.},
  author={Hans Timmerman and Janke Frederike de Groot and H J Erik Hulzebos and Rogier De Knikker and Hans E M Kerkkamp and Nico L. U. van Meeteren},
  journal={Physiotherapy theory and practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={117-24}
}
The aim of this pilot study is to determine the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of an individually designed preoperative therapeutic exercise program (PreTEP), in patients recently diagnosed with cancer and awaiting elective surgery. The purpose is to improve their physical fitness levels during this waiting period with the intention of decreasing postoperative morbidity. A preexperimental pilot study was performed at the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. Thirty-nine… CONTINUE READING

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