Progressive Resistance Training Versus Relaxation for Breast Cancer Patients During Chemotherapy: Biological Mechanisms and Effects on Fatigue and Quality of Life

2014-08-27 03:14:28 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this randomized intervention study is to investigate the effects and biological mechanisms of a supervised 12-week progressive resistance training on fatigue and quality of life in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. To determine the effect of the exercise itself beyond potential psychosocial effects due to attention by trainers or the group support, patients in the control group have a comparable training schedule (i.e. 60 min, twice a week, for 12 weeks) but with relaxation training (Jacobsen method).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Breast Cancer


Supervised progressive resistance training, Supervised progressive muscle relaxation training (Jacobsen method)


German Cancer Research Center




German Cancer Research Center

Results (where available)

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