Physical exercise for cancer patients with advanced disease: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Oldervoll2011PhysicalEF,
  title={Physical exercise for cancer patients with advanced disease: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Line Merethe Oldervoll and Jon H. Loge and Stian Lydersen and Hanne Paltiel and May B Asp and Unni V Nygaard and Elisabeth Oredalen and Tone L Frantzen and Ingvild Lesteberg and Lise Amundsen and Marianne Jensen Hjermstad and Dagny Faksvaag Haugen and \Ornulf Paulsen and Stein Kaasa},
  journal={The oncologist},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={1649-57}
}
BACKGROUND Physical exercise can improve cancer patients' functioning and reduce their symptom levels. A randomized, controlled trial was launched to test the hypothesis that physical exercise reduces fatigue and improves physical performance in cancer patients with advanced and incurable disease. METHODS Cancer patients (n = 231) with a life expectancy ≤2 years were randomized to a physical exercise group (PEG, n = 121) or a control usual care group (UCG, n = 110). The PEG exercised under… CONTINUE READING