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Implications for practice and research
Cancer survivors benefit from regular exercise, therefore it is important that oncology nurses are knowledgeable about interventions that help patients increase and sustain exercise.
Oncology nurses should also be aware of the limitations of current research when designing effective behavioural interventions aimed at promoting habitual exercise.
An estimated 29 million individuals are living with a cancer diagnosis worldwide.1 Cancer survivors often experience adverse effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and many are at increased risk for recurrence, secondary malignancies and comorbidities.2 ,3 Exercise among cancer survivors has been found to be safe, well tolerated and has a positive effect on cardiorespiratory fitness, fatigue, anxiety, depression, …
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