Navigation Links
Short Walks May Ease Fatigue in Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Date:4/10/2012

TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Regular walking can help reduce fatigue in some pancreatic cancer patients, a new study suggests.

The study included 102 white men and women aged 66 or 67 who underwent pancreatic cancer surgery and were divided into two groups just before they were discharged from the hospital.

One group was sent home with normal instructions that did not include a walking or exercise routine. The other group was told to walk for increasingly long intervals each week for three months. The goal was to walk 90 to 150 minutes per week by the end of the program.

At the start of the study, 85 percent of all patients reported moderate to severe fatigue. By the end of the study, improvements in fatigue levels were reported by 27 percent of those in the walking group and 19 percent of those in the control group. The patients in the walking group also reported less pain than those in the control group.

The study was published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

"The beauty of this program is that we're not asking for high-intensity aerobics or a target heart rate," lead author Theresa Yeo, an associate professor of nursing at Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia, said in a journal news release. "It's low to moderate intensity, and they can sit if they need to. They don't have to push through it if they are not feeling well that day."

Chronic fatigue affects up to 96 percent of people who are treated for cancer, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

"The message in pancreatic cancer care has typically been that these patients are just too sick to do this, but that's not true anymore," Yeo said. "There is no reason that patients can't become active, even if they did not exercise before."

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about fatigue in cancer patients.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of the American College of Surgeons, news release, April 2, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
2. For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well
3. Short-term radiation therapy successful on breast cancer
4. No End In Sight To The Armour Thyroid Shortage?
5. WHI data confirm short-term heart disease risks of combination menopausal hormone therapy
6. Americans Falling Short on Heart-Healthy Fruits and Vegetables
7. Website for Nursing Jobs Launches -- Streamlined Job Board Created to Address Nursing Shortage
8. Los Angeles Jewish Home Adds Short-Term Rehabilitative Care to Family of Services
9. Newer cornea transplant surgery shows short- and long-term promise
10. Short on specialized intensive care physicians, team-based approach improves ICU outcomes
11. Apex Heart Care, First Arizona Clinic to Install Shape-HF; New Medical Device Measures Patient Physiology to Define Shortness of Breath
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... , ... IndustryArchive.Org . is announcing a new way for B2B Sellers ... only pay for B.A.N.T. quality sales leads based on the Sellers decision to purchase ... reality that B2B buyers are controlling the sales process via the Internet and that ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... ... ODH, Inc.™ announced today it will exhibit and speak at the 10th ... Arlington, VA. ODH’s director of medical strategy, Candace Saldarini, M.D., will present on how ... management. , ODH will also have an exhibit booth where attendees may speak to ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... February 26, 2017 , ... Occupational pesticide ... with a specific LRRK2 mutation, according to a study released today at the ... evidence of a link between pesticides and incidence of sporadic PD through occupational ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... HealthPostures, ... Go. Core benefits and advantages built into the home office sit stand solution ... and feel. Ability to gain the benefits embedded in the TaskMate Go are ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Only two months after the official release ... show in Cannes (France), XO Private has initiated a second print-run of its lavish ... almost a metre across when open, weighs in at more than six kilos, retails ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... DUBLIN , Feb. 24, 2017 Research ... Health Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" ... ... at a CAGR of around 23.8% over the next decade to ... analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Empty Capsules Market is poised to grow ... approximately $2.9 billion by 2025. This industry report analyzes ... as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Dry ... offering. ... Dry eye Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies - 2016, provides drug pricing ... answers the following questions: What are the ... they positioned in the Global Dry eye market? What ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: