Exercise is more effective than health education in reducing fatigue in fatigued cancer survivors

AbstractIntroductionCancer-related fatigue is a most debilitating side effect reported by survivors, often lasting years following treatment.PurposeTo determine the effects of a 10-week exercise intervention compared with a health education intervention on fatigue, quality of life outcomes and functional fitness in cancer survivors with documented fatigue.MethodsThis quasi-experimental study allocated 37 post-treatment fatigued cancer survivors (33 female, 30 breast cancer, aged 55  ± 2 years, time since treatment 2.3 ± 0.3 years; mean ± SEM) to an exercise group (EX,n = 19) or health education comparison group (HE,n = 18). The EX intervention emphasised brisk walking with progressive increments, stretching, exercise education and self-efficacy enhancement. The HE intervention emphasised sleep management, nutrition and cognitive behavioural therapy. All participants were evaluated at pre- and post-intervent ion with EX followed up at 26 W.ResultsThe intervention effect on fatigue (FACT-F) in EX was greater (p 
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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