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Feasibility of a physical activity intervention during and shortly after chemotherapy for testicular cancer

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, June 2017
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Title
Feasibility of a physical activity intervention during and shortly after chemotherapy for testicular cancer
Published in
BMC Research Notes, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2531-y
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Lene Thorsen, Camilla Kirkegaard, Jon Håvard Loge, Cecilie E. Kiserud, Merethe Lia Johansen, Gunhild M. Gjerset, Elisabeth Edvardsen, Hanne Hamre, Tone Ikdahl, Sophie D. Fosså

Abstract

Given the risk of developing acute and long-term adverse effects in patients receiving cisplatin-based chemotherapy for testicular cancer (TC), risk-reducing interventions, such as physical activity (PA), may be relevant. Limited knowledge is available on the challenges met when conducting PA intervention trials in patients with TC during and shortly after chemotherapy. The aims of the present feasibility study are therefore to determine patient recruitment, compliance and adherence to a PA intervention. Patients with metastatic TC referred to cisplatin-based chemotherapy were eligible. They followed an individual low-threshold PA intervention, including counseling from a personal coach during and 3 months after chemotherapy. Outcomes were recruitment rate, compliance rate and adherence to the intervention including preferences for type of PA and barriers for PA. During 8 months 12 of 18 eligible patients were invited, all consented, but three dropped out. Walking and low intensity activities were preferred and nausea and feeling unwell were the most often reported barriers towards PA. In order to achieve adequate recruitment, compliance and complete data in future PA intervention trials, close cooperation with treating physicians, individual PA plans and availability of personalized coaching are required. Trial registration NCT01749774, November 2012, ClinicalTrials.gov.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 12%
Student > Master 4 12%
Lecturer 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 11 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 8 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 12%
Sports and Recreations 3 9%
Psychology 1 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 15 44%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 July 2019.
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#3,586,491
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