Project

Randomised trial of resistance training in radically treated lung cancer patients

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other basic sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other clinical sciences
    • Other health sciences
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other translational sciences
    • Other medical and health sciences
Keywords
lung cancer
 
Project description

The radical treatment for early stages(I-II) of lung cancer includes surgery or radiotherapy, both with/without chemotherapy. Lung cancer and its treatment is known to contribute to muscle weakness, atrophy and functional impairment. The latter are though to result from loss of muscle mass and strength.
The aim of this project is 1) to survey in patients with lung cancer, the effects of radical therapy on functional exercise capacity and muscle force as measured by the 6 MWD and to 2) explore the role of an intensive post treatment resistance exercise program on functional exercise capacity and muscle force in these patients.