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Quality of life and physical activity in long-term (≥5 years post-diagnosis) colorectal cancer survivors - systematic review

Eyl, Ruth Elisa ; Xie, Kun ; Koch-Gallenkamp, Lena ; Brenner, Hermann ; Arndt, Volker

In: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 16 (2018), Nr. 112. pp. 1-13. ISSN 1477-7525

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Abstract

Background: Due to the increasing number of long-term (≥5 years post diagnosis) colorectal cancer survivors, long-term quality of life of these patients is highly relevant. Several studies have reported a positive association between physical activity and quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors, however, so far no systematic review has been published which focuses on long-term colorectal cancer survivors.

Material and methods: A systematic review was conducted using the databases PubMed, Web of Science, PsychINFO, and CINAHL. Studies which investigated associations between physical activity and quality of life in long-term colorectal cancer survivors were included.

Results and conclusion: Ten articles based on seven studies were identified. Long-term colorectal cancer survivors who were physically active reported better quality of life than long-term survivors who were not physically active. Both, moderate to vigorous physical activity and lower levels like light physical activity were associated with higher quality of life. Most studies assessed the association between physical activity and quality of life cross-sectionally but one prospective study which measured physical activity and quality of life at three different points in time also found associations between physical activity and quality of life. The association between physical activity and quality of life seemed to be stronger among women than among men. The findings of this systematic review support an association between physical activity and quality of life in long-term colorectal cancer survivors. However, the evidence is limited as most studies were based on cross-sectional and observational design.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Volume: 16
Number: 112
Publisher: BioMed Central
Place of Publication: London
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 08:24
Date: 2018
ISSN: 1477-7525
Page Range: pp. 1-13
Faculties / Institutes: Service facilities > German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Subjects: 610 Medical sciences Medicine
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