Realcare: recovery after lung resection: study design and preliminary results

J.G. Timmerman, M. Wouters, M. Dekker-van Weering, T. Tönis, H. Hermens, M. Vollenbroek-Hutten

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    Physical activity is considered beneficial for recovery of physical fitness, symptoms of fatigue and distress, and quality of life following lung resection. However, till now there is insufficient insight in the recovery and relevance of physical activity in this process as most studies so far rely on subjective information from questionnaires to capture level of physical activity. Our results show that on average patients experience a complete recovery of health status at six months post surgery to pre-surgery levels. Next to that, higher levels of daily activity were associated with better health status. Interestingly, part of NSCLC patients deploy below-average physical activity. A next step would be to investigate whether ambulant monitoring of both symptoms and daily activity optimizes recovery of health status after lung resection.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication15th World Conference on Lung Cancer
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherInternational Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2013
    Event15th World Conference on Lung Cancer - Sidney, Australia
    Duration: 29 Oct 201330 Oct 2013
    Conference number: 15th


    Conference15th World Conference on Lung Cancer


    • Lung resection
    • Health status
    • Physical activity
    • Ambulant monitoring
    • Lung cancer


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