Effects of Supervised Multimodal Exercise Interventions on Cancer-Related Fatigue: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

José Francisco Meneses-Echávez, Emilio González-Jiménez, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

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Abstract

© 2015 José Francisco Meneses-Echávez et al.Objective. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is the most common and devastating problem in cancer patients even after successful treatment. This study aimed to determine the effects of supervised multimodal exercise interventions on cancer-related fatigue through a systematic review and meta-analysis. Design. A systematic review was conducted to determine the effectiveness of multimodal exercise interventions on CRF. Databases of PubMed, CENTRAL, EMBASE, and OVID were searched between January and March 2014 to retrieve randomized controlled trials. Risk of bias was evaluated using the PEDro scale. Results. Nine studies n=772 were included in both systematic review and meta-analysis. Multimodal interventions including aerobic exercise, resistance training, and stretching improved CRF symptoms (SMD=-0.23; 95% CI: -0.37 to -0.09; P=0.001). These effects were also significant in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Translated title of the contributionEfectos de las intervenciones con ejercicios multimodales supervisados sobre la fatiga relacionada con el cáncer (Revisión Cochrane traducida): Revisión sistemática y meta-análisis de ensayos controlados aleatorios
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBioMed Research International
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StatePublished - Jun 17 2015
Externally publishedYes

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