Mental Health and Quality of Life Perception of Surviving Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study
AbstractQuality of life (QoL) is one of the most important factors for cancer patients related to survival. Literature supports the role of physical exercise as therapy for improving QoL in this category. This study aims to verify the impact of an unsupervised physical activity program at moderate intensity in this field. Fourteen breast and colon cancer patients, aged 63 ± 15, were prescribed a program of unsupervised exercise for at least six months. They were administered the SF36 questionnaire at the beginning of the program and after six months, to evaluate QoL parameters. Significant improvements in PF (physical functioning) and RP (role physical) (T0: 78.9; T6: 79.2; T0: 53.6; T6: 73.3), mental health role (T0: 54.6 ± 19.53; T6: 55.7) and RE (role emotional) (T0: 54.7; T6: 73.8), with a decrease particularly in pain perception (T0: 21.8; T6: 17.1), were found. A significant decrease in the intake of calories was also evident. In this study unsupervised exercise programs were seen to significantly improve QoL perception in a short time, considerably decreasing metabolic risk factors. View Full-Text
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Stefani, L.; Rotelli, M.; Frulli, A.; Amoroso, L.; Belloni, L.; Galanti, G. Mental Health and Quality of Life Perception of Surviving Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2016, 1, 322-327.
Stefani L, Rotelli M, Frulli A, Amoroso L, Belloni L, Galanti G. Mental Health and Quality of Life Perception of Surviving Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2016; 1(3):322-327.Chicago/Turabian Style
Stefani, Laura; Rotelli, Mattia; Frulli, Angelica; Amoroso, Luca; Belloni, Laura; Galanti, Giorgio. 2016. "Mental Health and Quality of Life Perception of Surviving Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study." J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 1, no. 3: 322-327.