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Lifestyle in Multiple Myeloma - a longitudinal cohort study protocol

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, July 2016
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Title
Lifestyle in Multiple Myeloma - a longitudinal cohort study protocol
Published in
BMC Cancer, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12885-016-2407-x
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M. Heinrich, A. Fisher, B. Paton, O. McCourt, R. J. Beeken, A. Hackshaw, J. Wardle, K. Yong

Abstract

Deterioration in bone health is one of the presenting symptoms of Multiple Myeloma (MM), a cancer of plasma cells. As a consequence of this condition, patients suffer bone pain and bone damage and report cancer-related fatigue, resulting in deterioration in their quality of life. Evidence in patients with solid tumours shows promise for the positive effects of physical activity on quality of life. However, in the case of patients with MM a better understanding of the association between physical fitness and quality of life factors is still required. Therefore, this cohort study aims to objectively and longitudinally assess activity and fitness levels in patients with MM in order to explore their role in bone health, fatigue and quality of life for this patient population. The study is a prospective cohort study of MM patients in remission to assess physical activity, fatigue and bone health. Clinical markers of health, self-reported measures of psychological and physical well-being, and lifestyle behaviours are assessed at baseline, 3, 6 and 12 months. At each time point, patients complete cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) along with a series of objective tests to assess physical fitness (eg accelerometry) and a number of self-report measures. A complementary qualitative study will be carried out in order to explore patients' desire for lifestyle advice and when in their cancer journey they deem such advice to be useful. This study will be the first to prospectively and longitudinally explore associations between physical fitness and well-being, bone health, and fatigue (along with a number of other physical and clinical outcomes) in a cohort of patients with MM with the use of objective measures. The findings will also help to identify time points within the MM pathway at which physical activity interventions may be introduced for maximum benefit.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 32 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 24%
Other 7 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 21%
Student > Master 4 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 6 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 12%
Social Sciences 4 12%
Sports and Recreations 3 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 1 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 17 October 2017.
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#6,904,598
of 12,002,078 outputs
Outputs from BMC Cancer
#1,725
of 4,378 outputs
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#125,284
of 268,475 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Cancer
#61
of 233 outputs
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