Physical activity level as an outcome measure for use in cancer cachexia trials: a feasibility study

Matthew Maddocks, Anthony Byrne, Colin D Johnson, Richard H Wilson, Kenneth C H Fearon, Andrew Wilcock

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Abstract

Cancer cachexia impacts on treatment options, quality of life and survival. New treatments are emerging but need to be assessed using outcomes which patients find meaningful. One approach is the measurement of physical activity levels by small lightweight monitors, but experience is limited in cancer patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1539-44
Number of pages6
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Cachexia
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Male
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory
  • Motor Activity
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Severity of Illness Index

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