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Pilates for breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, November 2017
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Title
Pilates for breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, November 2017
DOI 10.1590/1806-9282.63.11.1006
Pubmed ID
Authors

Roberta Costa Espíndula, Gabriella Barbosa Nadas, Maria Inês da Rosa, Charlie Foster, Florentino Cardoso de Araújo, Antonio Jose Grande

Abstract

Breast cancer is the leading type of cancer causing death in women worldwide. The incidence of the disease is expected to grow worldwide due to the aging of the population and risk factors related to lifestyle behaviors. Considering the lifestyle of women with breast cancer before or after surgery, pilates exercise may be a complementary intervention additionally to standard treatment. To analyze the efficacy of pilates compared to other exercises and to no exercise for women with breast cancer diagnosis. We searched Medline via Pubmed, Embase via Ovid, Amed via EBSCO, Biosis via Ovid, Lilacs and the Cochrane Library for relevant publications until March 2017. The keywords used were pilates and "breast cancer," and only randomized controlled trials were included. Critical appraisal was done using Risk of Bias Tool and GRADE score for assessing the quality of evidence. A total of five studies were included in our review. Our results demonstrate that pilates or home-based exercises are better than no exercise in each individual study. We observed significant improvements in the pilates groups compared to home-based exercises. Additionally, in the individual studies, we observed improvements in range of motion, pain and fatigue. The evidence shows that pilates or home-based exercise should be encouraged to women with breast cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 176 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 39 22%
Student > Master 23 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Student > Postgraduate 14 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 5%
Other 25 14%
Unknown 51 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 36 20%
Sports and Recreations 29 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 26 15%
Psychology 4 2%
Social Sciences 4 2%
Other 13 7%
Unknown 65 37%

Attention Score in Context

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 02 November 2020.
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#4,196,894
of 17,595,144 outputs
Outputs from Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
#40
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Outputs of similar age
#80,015
of 282,513 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
#2
of 6 outputs
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