Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation After Cancer Pulmonis Operation

2014-08-27 03:16:40 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this investigation is to determine the effects of exercise training on quality of life and physical capacity, 3 months and 1 year after radical operation for pulmonary cancer.


Patients who are radically operated for pulmonary cancer report suffering from respiratory problems, mostly dyspnoea, 5 years after operation. Dyspnoea restricts their physical capability and leads to poorer physical, social and mental wellbeing. The effects of training programs on physical and mental wellbeing for cancer patients are well documented. Most of the studies are though performed on patients suffering from breast, colon and prostate cancer. There are only few studies addressing patients with pulmonary cancer. They are mostly focused on short term effects of exercise training on quality of life, with no control group included in the trials. These studies target patients after different forms for treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. There is no data referring to quality of life of patients who are radically operated for pulmonary cancer.

Comparison: multidisciplinary group intervention consisting of exercise training and dyspnoea counseling, 10 times, once a week, compared with one instruction in exercise training and dyspnoea counseling. Exercise training is given by a physiotherapist. Both groups receive in addition standard treatment, which is up to 3 counseling sessions with a nurse.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)


Pulmonary Cancer


physical exercise and dyspnoea counseling, home training


Department of Rehabilitation, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital


Active, not recruiting


Aalborg Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:40-0400

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