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Exercise training undertaken by people within 12 months of lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer

  1. Vinicius Cavalheri1,*,
  2. Fatim Tahirah1,
  3. Mika L Nonoyama2,
  4. Sue Jenkins1,3,
  5. Kylie Hill4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Lung Cancer Group

Published Online: 31 JUL 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 31 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009955.pub2

How to Cite

Cavalheri V, Tahirah F, Nonoyama ML, Jenkins S, Hill K. Exercise training undertaken by people within 12 months of lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009955. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009955.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Curtin University, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Oshawa, ON, Canada

  3. 3

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Physiotherapy Department, Perth, Australia

  4. 4

    Curtin University, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Science, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

*Vinicius Cavalheri, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Kent Street, Perth, Western Australia, 6102, Australia.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 31 JUL 2013



References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Arbane 2011 {published data only}
  • Arbane G, Tropman D, Jackson D, Garrod R. Evaluation of an early exercise intervention after thoracotomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), effects on quality of life, muscle strength and exercise tolerance: randomised controlled trial. Lung Cancer 2011;71(2):229-34.
Brocki 2010 {unpublished data only}
  • Brocki B, Rodkjær L, Nekrasas V, Due K, Dethlefsen C, Andreasen J. Rehabilitation after lung cancer operation - A randomised controlled study [Abstract]. Annals ERS Annual Congress 2010:331s.
Stigt 2013 {published and unpublished data}
  • Stigt JA, Uil SM, van Riesen SJ, Simons FJ, Denekamp M, Shahin GM, et al. A randomized controlled trial of postthoracotomy pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with resectable lung cancer. Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2013;8(2):214-21.

References to studies excluded from this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Adamsen 2012 {published data only}
Andersen 2011 {published data only}
Arbane 2009 {published data only}
  • Arbane G, Jackson D, Tropman D, Garrod R. An early exercise intervention prevents quadriceps weakness after thoracotomy for non-small cell lung cancer: randomised controlled trial. Thorax 2009;64:A20-1.
Arbane 2009a {published data only}
  • Arbane G, Jackson D, Summers R, Williams L, Tropman D, Garrod R. Early exercise training after thoracotomy prevents quadriceps sarcopenia for people with lung cancer [Abstract]. European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. 2009:819s.
Barinow-Wojewodzki 2008 {published data only}
  • Barinow-Wojewodzki A, Mielcarz G. Evaluation of effects of rehabilitation on trace elements and antioxidant status of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. [Polish]. Wspolczesna Onkologia 2008;12(2):77-83.
Barinow-Wojewodzki 2008a {published data only}
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Barton 2010 {published data only}
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Bradley 2011 {published data only}
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Cesario 2007 {published data only}
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Jones 2008 {published data only}
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Jones 2009 {published data only}
Jones 2010 {published data only}
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Jones 2011 {published data only}
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Kiziltas 2006 {published data only}
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Licker 2011 {published data only}
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Lin 2013 {published data only}
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Maddocks 2009 {published data only}
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Nazarian 2004 {published data only}
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Nici 2008 {published data only}
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Oldervoll 2004 {published data only}
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Parsons 2012 {published data only}
  • Parsons A, Bradley A, Reaper L, Jordan C, Paul A, Dowswell G, et al. Patient's experiences of a pre and post surgery rehabilitation programme for lung cancer (Rehabilitation Of lung Cancer (ROC) programme): A qualitative interview study. Lung Cancer 2012;75:S64.
Peddle-McIntyre 2012 {published data only}
  • Peddle-McIntyre CJ, Bell G, Fenton D, McCargar L, Courneya KS. Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of progressive resistance exercise training in lung cancer survivors. Lung Cancer 2012;75(1):126-32.
Peddle-McIntyre 2013 {published data only}
  • Peddle-McIntyre CJ, Bell G, Fenton D, McCargar L, Courneya KS. Changes in motivational outcomes after a supervised resistance exercise training intervention in lung cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing 2013;36(1):E27-35.
Riesenberg 2010 {published data only}
Shannon 2010 {published data only}
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Shannon 2011 {published data only}
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