Feasibility of an eight-week outpatient-based pulmonary rehabilitation program for advanced lung cancer patients undergoing cytotoxic chemotherapy in Korea

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The scientific evidence supporting pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for lung cancer patients undergoing cytotoxic chemotherapy is accumulating; however, the feasibility of outpatient-based PR in these patients has not yet been evaluated in Korea. We conducted an eight-week outpatient-based PR feasibility study in a tertiary referral hospital setting. Patients with advanced lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer IIIB–IV and small-cell lung cancer extensive disease) scheduled to undergo first-line cytotoxic chemotherapy underwent PR consisting of 60-minute sessions twice a week under the guidance and supervision of a physical therapist, for a total of eight weeks. Feasibility was assessed based on completion of the PR program. In total, 12 patients (median age 68 years) were enrolled; 11 (91.7%) were male with a history of smoking. Among these 12 patients, 9 (75%) completed the eight-week outpatient-based PR program. Three patients could not complete the PR program: two were unwilling and one died from complications of lung cancer. This study showed a 75% completion rate of an eight-week outpatient-based PR program for advanced lung cancer patients undergoing cytotoxic chemotherapy, which supports its feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1069-1073
Number of pages5
JournalThoracic Cancer
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2018

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Lung Neoplasms
Outpatients
Rehabilitation
Drug Therapy
Lung
Physical Therapists
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Feasibility Studies
Tertiary Care Centers
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Smoking

Keywords

  • Cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • lung cancer
  • pulmonary rehabilitation

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