Efectividad del ejercicio físico en la fatiga de pacientes con cáncer durante el tratamiento activo: revisión sistemática y metaanálisis

Translated title of the contribution: Effectiveness of physical exercise on fatigue in cancer patients during active treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis

JE Correa-Bautista, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, José Francisco Meneses-Echavez, Emilio B. Gonzalez, Jacqueline Schmidt-RioValle

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Abstract

This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of physical exercise in decreasing fatigue in cancer patients during active treatment. The PubMed Central, EMBASE, and OVID databases were consulted up to April 2014 to identify randomized clinical trials that evaluated the effect of exercise on fatigue in cancer patients undergoing active treatment. Eleven studies (n = 1,407) were included. Chemotherapy was the most common form of treatment (n = 1,028). The studies showed a low risk of bias and high methodological quality. Effect estimates showed that physical exercise significantly improved fatigue (SMD = -3.0; 95%CI: -5.21; -0.80), p < 0.0001. Similar effects were found for resistance training (SMD = -4.5; 95%CI: -7.24; -1.82), p = 0.001. Significant improvements were found in breast and prostate cancer patients (p < 0.05). Exercise is a safe and effective intervention in the management fatigue in cancer patients undergoing active treatment.
Translated title of the contributionEffectiveness of physical exercise on fatigue in cancer patients during active treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)667-681
Number of pages15
JournalCadernos de Saude Publica
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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