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Intervention Protocol

Exercise interventions for children and young adults during and after treatment for childhood cancer

  1. Katja I Braam1,
  2. Patrick van der Torre2,†,*,
  3. Tim Takken2,
  4. Margreet A Veening1,
  5. Eline van Dulmen-den Broeder1,
  6. Gertjan JL Kaspers1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Childhood Cancer Group

Published Online: 10 NOV 2010

Assessed as up-to-date: 8 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008796


How to Cite

Braam KI, van der Torre P, Takken T, Veening MA, van Dulmen-den Broeder E, Kaspers GJL. Exercise interventions for children and young adults during and after treatment for childhood cancer (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD008796. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008796.

Author Information

  1. 1

    VU University Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Oncology/Hematology, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  2. 2

    Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, Child Development and Exercise Center, Utrecht, Netherlands

  1. Joint first authorship with Katja I. Braam

*Patrick van der Torre, Child Development and Exercise Center, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85090, Utrecht, 3508 AB, Netherlands. p.vandertorre@umcutrecht.nl.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 10 NOV 2010

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Primary objective

The aim of this review is to evaluate the effect of exercise on physical fitness (e.g. aerobic capacity, muscle strength or functional performance), of children who received an exercise intervention within the first five years of diagnosis of cancer (during and after treatment), compared to a control group of childhood cancer patients who did not receive an exercise intervention.

Secondary objectives

In addition, we will determine whether exercise within the first five years of diagnosis has a positive effect on fatigue, anxiety, depression, self-efficacy and health-related quality of life (HrQOL) and will assess how many and which kind of adverse effects of the disease, treatment and intervention are found. We will also evaluate this by comparing childhood cancer patients receiving an exercise intervention to childhood cancer patients who did not receive an exercise intervention.