Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer face unique challenges, both physically and psychosocially, from their diagnosis throughout treatment. High-quality evidence supports the integration of exercise to mitigate the deleterious impacts of cancer in paediatric and adult cohorts; however, specifically in AYAs this is yet to be explored in depth. In a series of studies, this thesis sought to investigate the impact of a supervised exercise program on reducing the burden of cancer treatment on physical and psychosocial functioning in AYAs. Furthermore, we investigated the impact of the exercise program on mitigating associated treatment-related toxicities (TRTs) in this cohort.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||24 Mar 2022|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|