Title: Effect of walking on cancer related fatigue in cancer patients: Systematic review
Background: Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common and distressing symptoms experienced by cancer patients, which often has a huge influence on the quality of life. Many local and international research on the application of walking exercise relieve cancer-related fatigue have been published. This systemic review and meta-analysis research will integrate these articles. The results of this research will provide a reference for clinical staffs to plan effective relief strategies for cancer patients.
Purpose: The purpose of this study aims to integrate the effectiveness of walking exercise on cancer-related fatigue in patients with cancer.
Methods: Through the systemic literature methods, this study use “Walking”, “Cancer” and “Cancer Related fatigue” as keywords to search English databases such as Pubmed?Cochrane?MEDLINE?CINAHL and Embase, and two Chinese databases such as Huayi Online Library and Taiwan master's thesis system resources. Irrelevant and repeated references will be excluded. After quality assessment of the references, systematic literature review will be conducted. Finally, meta-analysis will be applied to examine the effectiveness of walking exercise intervention in improving cancer-related fatigue in cancer patients.
Results: The results of this study are expected to provide a reference for cancer patients, their family members, and health-related care providers, as well as encourage cancer patients to improve cancer-related fatigue through continuous and regular exercise, thereby improving their quality of life.
Audeince Take Away:
- Fatigue is a common and distressing symptom experienced by cancer patients receiving treatment and may last long after completion of treatment.
- Exercise has been shown to be effective in reducing fatigue for cancer survivors after completion of their treatment.
- The effects of exercise on reducing cancer survivors’ fatigue during treatment phase are inconclusive.
- The effect of home-based brisk walking exercise effectively reduced fatigue.