Maximum physical capacity testing in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: qualitative findings from an exercise program

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Maximum physical capacity testing in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy : qualitative findings from an exercise program. / Knutsen, L.; Quist, M; Midtgaard, J; Rorth, M; Adamsen, L.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, Vol. 16, No. 6, 12.2006, p. 403-11.

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Knutsen, L, Quist, M, Midtgaard, J, Rorth, M & Adamsen, L 2006, 'Maximum physical capacity testing in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: qualitative findings from an exercise program', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 403-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2005.00515.x

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Knutsen, L., Quist, M., Midtgaard, J., Rorth, M., & Adamsen, L. (2006). Maximum physical capacity testing in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: qualitative findings from an exercise program. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 16(6), 403-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2005.00515.x

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Knutsen L, Quist M, Midtgaard J, Rorth M, Adamsen L. Maximum physical capacity testing in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: qualitative findings from an exercise program. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 2006 Dec;16(6):403-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2005.00515.x

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Knutsen, L. ; Quist, M ; Midtgaard, J ; Rorth, M ; Adamsen, L. / Maximum physical capacity testing in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy : qualitative findings from an exercise program. In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 2006 ; Vol. 16, No. 6. pp. 403-11.

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title = "Maximum physical capacity testing in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: qualitative findings from an exercise program",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Over the past few years there has been a growing interest in the field of physical exercise in rehabilitation of cancer patients, leading to requirements for objective maximum physical capacity measurement (maximum oxygen uptake (VO(2max)) and one-repetition maximum (1RM)) to determine dose-response levels in different cancer diagnoses.AIM: To explore the patients' experiences of maximum physical capacity testing while concurrently undergoing chemotherapy and participating in a 6-week, 9 h weekly multidimensional exercise program.DESIGN AND METHOD: Prospective, exploratory study using semi-structured qualitative interviews conducted prior to and at termination of the program. The study included 100 patients (18-65 years, median 42 years) with or without residual disease and with mixed diagnoses.RESULTS: Following the intervention, cancer patients felt significantly safer in performing maximum physical capacity tests as these motivated them through self-perceived competitiveness and set a standard that served to encourage peak performance.CONCLUSION: The positive attitudes in this sample towards maximum physical capacity open the possibility of introducing physical testing early in the treatment process. However, the patients were self-referred and thus highly motivated and as such are not necessarily representative of the whole population of cancer patients treated with chemotherapy.",
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