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Publication Detail
Multiple myeloma and physical activity.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Article
  • Authors:
    Lecat CSY, McCourt O, Land J, Yong K, Fisher A
  • Publisher:
    BioMed Central
  • Publication date:
    07/05/2021
  • Pagination:
    171
  • Journal:
    BMC Research Notes
  • Volume:
    14
  • Issue:
    1
  • Status:
    Published online
  • Country:
    England
  • Print ISSN:
    1756-0500
  • PII:
    10.1186/s13104-021-05591-y
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Exercise, Multiple myeloma, Physical activity, Exercise, Fatigue, Humans, Leisure Activities, Multiple Myeloma, Quality of Life, Surveys and Questionnaires
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity has been shown to improve quality of life in cancer patients with some evidence in multiple myeloma. This study aimed to determine myeloma patients' exercise levels, their perception of physical activity, and to explore correlations with quality of life. Myeloma outpatients were invited to complete a number of questionnaires, including the Godin leisure-time exercise questionnaire (GLTEQ) to determine their exercise levels, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) questionnaire to assess health related quality of life, and the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F) questionnaire to assess fatigue. RESULTS: Of the 65 respondents, 75% would like to increase their exercise level. Weakness, fatigue and pain were the most commonly perceived barriers to physical activity. 59% would like to receive physical activity advice. Only 25% were deemed active based on their GLTEQ scores. Finally, there was a significant positive correlation between the GLTEQ score and the FACT-G score (pā€‰<ā€‰0.001). Results highlight an unmet exercise need in myeloma patients. Current practice should be reviewed to develop a more holistic care model that incorporates tailored exercise advice or programme.
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