The effect of an aerobic exercise program on the quality of life in children with cancer

Khodashenas, E. and Badiee, Z. and Sohrabi, M. and Ghassemi, A. and Hosseinzade, V. (2017) The effect of an aerobic exercise program on the quality of life in children with cancer. The Turkish journal of pediatrics, 59 (6). pp. 678-683.

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Khodashenas E, Badiee Z, Sohrabi M, Ghassemi A, Hosseinzade V. The effect of an aerobic exercise program on the quality of life in children with cancer. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 678-683. Aerobic exercise such as physical activity plays an essential role for a healthy development for children undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an aerobic exercise program on quality of life in children undergoing cancer treatment. Patients diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), undergoing chemotherapy, were divided into two groups; the control group received the routine treatment with activities of daily living and the interventional group received routine treatment in addition to an aerobic exercise program. Data was collected using the pediatric quality of life questionnaires (PedsQL version 4) before and after the training program. We enrolled 20 cancer patients, who were referred to Dr. Sheikh Children`s Hospital in Mashhad, Iran; 8 (40) and 12 (60) of the patients were female and male, respectively. The results show a significant association in the pain and injury subscale (p=0.002), improving in interventional groups after test compared to the control groups. The reports of parents of the children`s quality of life showed significant association in the pain and injury subscale (P=0.002), and cognitive problems subscale at school (P=0.039). The regular exercise and psychosocial program intervention can improve wellbeing and thereby enhance efficacy of the children during treatment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerobic exercise childhood cancer physical activity quality of life
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
QZ pathology-neoplasms-Genetics
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib3 lib3
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 10:37
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 10:37
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/16893

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