Exercise Program on the Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

Chayanon Awikunprasert, Naruephon Vongjaturapat, Fuzhong Li, Wichian Sittiprapaporn


World Health Organization has estimated that there are an increase number of cases deaths from cancer in the near future. Cancer has become one of the most discussed. In this study, we focus on the quality of life of the cancer patients, by using exercise program and to observe the difference between pre-test and post-test results with exercise program. This study was to examine the alternative therapies using of exercise program to enhance and quality of life, using the Thai Hospice Quality of Life Index (T-HQOLI), in cancer patients. The 11 cancer patients were divided into two different groups; the control (non-exercise) group followed their routine schedules; the exercise group participated in exercise program under supervision of a professional trainer. The results from both questionnaires, collected during 4th, 8th and 12th week, showed that exercise group was most significantly improved compared to the other two groups. This suggested that the combination of exercise activities has the most potential to increase the quality of life for the cancer patients. It can be concluded that exercise program is a good model to improve both psychological and physiological conditions. The treatment can also be used in general clinics or hospitals as an alternative treatment for cancer patients.

Keywords: Exercise, Quality of life, Cancer patient

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