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ACE Report #4976
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Improved QOL with physical exercise programs


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Physical exercise for patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials

Phys Ther. 2013 Apr;93(4):514-28. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20120181. Epub 2012 Dec 6.

Contributing Authors: IE van Haren H Timmerman CM Potting NM Blijlevens JB Staal MW Nijhuis-van der Sanden

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Synopsis

14 studies (n=734) evaluating the effects of a physical exercise program on patients who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation were selected for this review (3 of which were included in the meta-analysis and 11 of which were only qualitatively reviewed). Results from the meta-analysis indicated that there was an increase in quality of life in the physical exercise group compared to the...

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