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Effects of Home-Based Exercise Training for Patients With Lung Cancer

Ya-Qing Wang

Xin Liu

Ying-Ying Yin

Rui-Chen Ma

Zhuo Yang

Hui-Ping Cao

Jiao Xie
exercise, home-based, lung cancer, meta-analysis, systematic review
ONF 2019, 46(4), E119-E134. DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.E119-E134

Problem Identification: To investigate the effectiveness of home-based exercise training on exercise capacity, dyspnea, anxiety, depression, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL).

Literature Search: A systematic literature search of the Cochrane Central Register of Randomized Controlled Trials, Embase®, PubMed®, and Web of Science databases was performed for articles published through July 22, 2018.

Data Evaluation: The meta-analysis was conducted with Review Manager, version 5.3, following PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines.

Synthesis: 10 articles with a total of 453 patients met the inclusion criteria. Home-based exercise training was found to increase the six-minute walk distance. In addition, anxiety was also improved after the intervention. However, no improvements in dyspnea, depression, or HRQOL were observed.

Implications for Research: Home-based exercise training as a nursing intervention for promoting the rehabilitation of patients with lung cancer can be recommended, but more research should be undertaken to determine the most effective exercises and follow-up methods.

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