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Prehabilitation as an extra approach to usual care for cancer patients

Monika Rucińska1, Karolina Osowiecka2
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.a2022.0036
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  1. Department of Oncology, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland
  2. Department of Psychology and Sociology of Health and Public Health, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland

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Published online: 2022-07-06

Abstract

Prehabilitation seems to be an important issue in oncology. The main purpose of prehabilitation is to improve physical and psychological patient’s condition at the beginning and during of cancer treatment. Prehabilitation also reduces the risk of potential complications, average length of stay at hospital, stress and risk of depression, and improves quality of life. Prehabilitation activities should be individualized. Multimodal prehabilitation is more recommended and it can include a spectrum of interventions like: general conditioning exercise, targeted exercise, nutritional interventions, psychological interventions, smoking cessation and education. There is a lack of clinical trials concerning prehabilitation. Therefore new studies are still needed to standardize protocols in different types of cancer and clinical situations and to estimate the efficacy of prehabilitation programs.

Abstract

Prehabilitation seems to be an important issue in oncology. The main purpose of prehabilitation is to improve physical and psychological patient’s condition at the beginning and during of cancer treatment. Prehabilitation also reduces the risk of potential complications, average length of stay at hospital, stress and risk of depression, and improves quality of life. Prehabilitation activities should be individualized. Multimodal prehabilitation is more recommended and it can include a spectrum of interventions like: general conditioning exercise, targeted exercise, nutritional interventions, psychological interventions, smoking cessation and education. There is a lack of clinical trials concerning prehabilitation. Therefore new studies are still needed to standardize protocols in different types of cancer and clinical situations and to estimate the efficacy of prehabilitation programs.

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Keywords

prehabilitation; cancer; exercise; psychological interventions

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Title

Prehabilitation as an extra approach to usual care for cancer patients

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

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Ahead of print

Article type

Review paper

Published online

2022-07-06

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DOI

10.5603/NJO.a2022.0036

Keywords

prehabilitation
cancer
exercise
psychological interventions

Authors

Monika Rucińska
Karolina Osowiecka

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