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Commentary on: Huang HP, Wen FH, Yang TY, et al. The effect of a 12-week home-based walking program on reducing fatigue in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy: a randomized controlled study. Int J Nurs Stud 2019;99:103376.
Implications for practice and research
Walking during chemotherapy for breast cancer may minimise cancer-related fatigue.
Further research is needed to explore strategies to enhance adherence and the effects of walking in low-functioning and inactive women.
Cancer-related fatigue is a common and debilitating symptom experienced by people with cancer. Evidence is increasingly supporting benefits of exercise in ameliorating fatigue during and following treatment for breast cancer.1 Home-based exercise interventions are advantageous due to low cost and high accessibility. Although not examined as extensively as supervised programmes, home-based interventions are not as effective in reducing fatigue.2 This study3 examines the effects …
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