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Title: Engage: preoperative exercise intervention for patients with prostate, colon and breast cancer.
Author: Wallen, Matthew
Brown, Stephen
Evans, Luke
Harvey, Jack
Fletcher, Joylene
Duncan, Rhys
Grace, Fergal
Wong Shee, Anna
Rawstorn, Jonathan
Corbett, Gay
Storer, Leanne
Marshall, Lea
Issue Date: 2018
Conference Name: Barwon South Western and Grampians Allied Health Conference 2018: Engage, Create, Connect: Allied health working together.
Conference Date: May 31
Conference Place: Warrnambool, Australia
Abstract: Introduction: Prostate, colorectal and breast cancer are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Australia and collectively are the leading contributors to cancer-related deaths. Exercise decreases modifiable cancer risk factors and improves long-term cancerrelated morbidity and mortality, but previous research has focused only on post-operative interventions. Incorporating pre-operative exercise training to improve physical fitness prior to major oncological surgery may also reduce the likelihood of peri- and post-operative complications. Objective: Determine the safety, feasibility and efficacy of preoperative exercise training in patients with curative prostate, colorectal or breast cancer within the Grampians region. Methods: Eligible participants who are scheduled for major oncological surgery and undergoing medical management at Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre will be invited to participate in a preoperative exercise programme. The intervention involves cardiovascular and resistance based exercise 2 times per week for 4 weeks, supervised by Exercise Physiologists. Patients who decline the programme will be invited to participate in the control group and will complete the study assessments without receiving the intervention. Patient demographic, treatment, medical and health outcome data will be measured pre and post-intervention, and 30 days post-surgery. Practical implications: This study will provide early evidence about whether preoperative exercise training can improve post-operative outcomes following oncological surgery Conclusion: This will be the first prospective evaluation of preoperative exercise training for cancer patients in a regional setting.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/1154
Internal ID Number: 01139
Health Subject: EXERCISE THERAPY
PREOPERATIVE PERIOD
PREOPERATIVE CARE
PROSTATIC NEOPLASMS
COLORECTAL NEOPLASMS
BREAST NEOPLASMS
PROSPECTIVE STUDIES
CONTROL GROUPS
SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
VICTORIA - GRAMPIANS REGION
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Type: Conference
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