Effects of Nia Exercise in Women Receiving Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308625
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of Nia Exercise in Women Receiving Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Author(s):
Reis, Debra V.; Walsh, M Eileen; Jones, Tisha
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Theta-at-Large
Author Details:
Debra V Reis, MSN, deb.reis@promedica.org; M Eileen Walsh, PhD, APN, RN-BC, FAHA; Tisha Jones, MSW
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

span id="internal-source-marker_0.7458747133279837">Exercise has been shown to reduce fatigue, a common side effect in cancer patients; up to 80% of cancer patients receiving radiation experience fatigue. Additionally many cancer patients use complementary therapies, such as non-traditional exercise, yet little research has addressed its efficacy. Nia, a non-traditional exercise, provides whole body conditioning along with holistic principles. The purpose of this randomized clinical trial conducted in a large midwestern community based hospital was to compare a 12-week Nia exercise program practiced at home to usual care. Variables included fatigue, quality of life, aerobic capacity and shoulder flexibility in women with Stage I-III breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy. Participants included 41 women aged 34 to 85 years (mean = 56.1): 22 in the Nia group and 19 in the usual care group. The Nia group was instructed to practice Nia 20-60 minutes three times per week for 12 weeks. Those in the usual care group were instructed to continue normal activities. Controlling for baseline scores, change over time between groups was significantly different for the women who practiced Nia at least 13 times over 12 weeks; those in the Nia intervention reported significantly less fatigue between 6 and 12 weeks, as compared to control group (p=0.05). No statistical differences in quality of life, aerobic capacity, or shoulder flexibility were found, but trends favoring Nia were identified. Nia can help relieve fatigue for women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer. Oncology nurses should be aware of non-traditional exercise interventions such as Nia as part of a cancer survivorship program.
Keywords:
cancer; exercise; fatigue
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of Nia Exercise in Women Receiving Radiation Therapy for Breast Canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorReis, Debra V.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, M Eileenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJones, Tishaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Theta-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsDebra V Reis, MSN, deb.reis@promedica.org; M Eileen Walsh, PhD, APN, RN-BC, FAHA; Tisha Jones, MSWen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308625-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>span id="internal-source-marker_0.7458747133279837">Exercise has been shown to reduce fatigue, a common side effect in cancer patients; up to 80% of cancer patients receiving radiation experience fatigue. Additionally many cancer patients use complementary therapies, such as non-traditional exercise, yet little research has addressed its efficacy. Nia, a non-traditional exercise, provides whole body conditioning along with holistic principles. The purpose of this randomized clinical trial conducted in a large midwestern community based hospital was to compare a 12-week Nia exercise program practiced at home to usual care. Variables included fatigue, quality of life, aerobic capacity and shoulder flexibility in women with Stage I-III breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy. Participants included 41 women aged 34 to 85 years (mean = 56.1): 22 in the Nia group and 19 in the usual care group. The Nia group was instructed to practice Nia 20-60 minutes three times per week for 12 weeks. Those in the usual care group were instructed to continue normal activities. Controlling for baseline scores, change over time between groups was significantly different for the women who practiced Nia at least 13 times over 12 weeks; those in the Nia intervention reported significantly less fatigue between 6 and 12 weeks, as compared to control group (p=0.05). No statistical differences in quality of life, aerobic capacity, or shoulder flexibility were found, but trends favoring Nia were identified. Nia can help relieve fatigue for women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer. Oncology nurses should be aware of non-traditional exercise interventions such as Nia as part of a cancer survivorship program.</span>en_GB
dc.subjectcanceren_GB
dc.subjectexerciseen_GB
dc.subjectfatigueen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:46Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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