Wide resection surgery is the preferred surgical option for sarcoma, regrettably resulting in significant functional disabilities persisting long term into survivorship. While research into the integration of exercise rehabilitation within cancer populations continues to grow, exercise within sarcoma populations remains very limited. This study investigates the benefit of an 8 week individualised exercise intervention focused on muscular strength, physical function and QOL in 23 sarcoma survivors. The intervention resulted in significant improvements in lower limb muscular strength, which when coupled with improved ambulatory ability and exercise tolerance, translated to improvements in physical functioning in this cohort.
|Award date||1 Sep 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2015|