Physical functioning and quality of life after cancer rehabilitation

E van Weert, J E H M Hoekstra-Weebers, B M F Grol, J H Arendzen, K Postema, Cees van der Schans

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In order to overcome cancer-related problems and to improve quality of life, an intensive multi-focus rehabilitation programme for cancer patients was developed. We hypothesised that this six-week intensive rehabilitation programme would result in physiological improvements and improvement in quality of life. Thirty-four patients with cancer-related physical and psychosocial problems were the subjects of a prospective observational study. A six-week intensive multi-focus rehabilitation programme consisted of four components: individual exercise, sports, psycho-education, and information. Measurements (symptom-limited bicycle ergometry performance, muscle force and quality of life [RAND-36, RSCL, MFI]) were performed before (T0) and after six weeks of rehabilitation (T1). After the intensive rehabilitation programme, statistically significant improvements were found in symptom-limited bicycle ergometry performance, muscle force, and several domains of the RAND-36, RSCL and MFI. The six-week intensive multi-focus rehabilitation programme had immediate beneficial effects on physiological variables, on quality of life and on fatigue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-35
JournalInternational journal of rehabilitation research
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • cancer
  • rehabilitation
  • physical condition

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van Weert, E., Hoekstra-Weebers, J. E. H. M., Grol, B. M. F., Arendzen, J. H., Postema, K., & van der Schans, C. (2004). Physical functioning and quality of life after cancer rehabilitation. International journal of rehabilitation research, 27(1), 27-35.
van Weert, E ; Hoekstra-Weebers, J E H M ; Grol, B M F ; Arendzen, J H ; Postema, K ; van der Schans, Cees. / Physical functioning and quality of life after cancer rehabilitation. In: International journal of rehabilitation research. 2004 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 27-35.
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van Weert, E, Hoekstra-Weebers, JEHM, Grol, BMF, Arendzen, JH, Postema, K & van der Schans, C 2004, 'Physical functioning and quality of life after cancer rehabilitation' International journal of rehabilitation research, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 27-35.

Physical functioning and quality of life after cancer rehabilitation. / van Weert, E; Hoekstra-Weebers, J E H M; Grol, B M F; Arendzen, J H; Postema, K; van der Schans, Cees.

In: International journal of rehabilitation research, Vol. 27, No. 1, 03.2004, p. 27-35.

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