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Implementing exercise in cancer care: study protocol to evaluate a community-based exercise program for people with cancer

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, February 2017
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Title
Implementing exercise in cancer care: study protocol to evaluate a community-based exercise program for people with cancer
Published in
BMC Cancer, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12885-017-3092-0
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Prue Cormie, Stephanie Lamb, Robert U. Newton, Lani Valentine, Sandy McKiernan, Nigel Spry, David Joseph, Dennis R. Taaffe, Christopher M. Doran, Daniel A. Galvão

Abstract

Clinical research has established the efficacy of exercise in reducing treatment-related side-effects and increasing wellbeing in people with cancer. Major oncology organisations have identified the importance of incorporating exercise in comprehensive cancer care but information regarding effective approaches to translating evidence into practice is lacking. This paper describes the implementation of a community-based exercise program for people with cancer and the protocol for program evaluation. The Life Now Exercise program is a community-based exercise intervention designed to mitigate and rehabilitate the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment and improve physical and psychosocial wellbeing in people with cancer. Involvement in the program is open to people with any diagnosis of cancer who are currently receiving treatment or within 2 years of completing treatment. The 3-month intervention consists of twice weekly group-based exercise sessions administered in community exercise clinics under the supervision of exercise physiologists trained to deliver the program. Evaluation of the program involves measures of uptake, safety, adherence and effectiveness (including cost effectiveness) as assessed at the completion of the program and 6 months follow-up. To bridge the gap between research and practice, the Life Now Exercise program was designed and implemented to provide people with cancer access to evidence-based exercise medicine. The framework for program implementation and evaluation offers insight into the development of feasible, generalizable and sustainable supportive care services involving exercise. Community-based exercise programs specifically designed for people with cancer are necessary to facilitate adherence to international guidelines advising patients to participate in high-quality exercise. ACTRN12616001669482 (retrospectively registered 5 Dec 2016).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 2%
Ghana 1 2%
Unknown 58 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 23%
Student > Master 11 18%
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Researcher 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 5%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 10 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 20%
Sports and Recreations 11 18%
Social Sciences 4 7%
Psychology 3 5%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 12 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 August 2019.
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