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HOME-BASED EXERCISE ASSOCIATED WITH CANCER TREATMENT FOR LUNG OR HEAD AND NECK CANCER: PATIENTS' PERCEPTION

Grant number: 23/15566-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2024
Effective date (End): December 31, 2024
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Ercy Mara Cipulo Ramos
Grantee:Livia Maria Regio dos Santos
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Introduction: Lung or head and neck cancers typically undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy as standard oncological treatment. Alongside disease progression, individuals may experience symptoms and adverse effects that can be alleviated through a combination of resistance and aerobic exercises. Home-based training is an accessible and safe alternative, although it may exhibit low adherence rates. Investigating individuals' perspectives regarding home-based training is necessary to ascertain the concurrence between its advantages and disadvantages. Objective: To analyze the perception of individuals with primary lung or head and neck cancer regarding home-based physical training (HBPT) and concurrent standard oncological treatment. Methods: This undergraduate research project comprises a qualitative study with a sample derived from an ongoing Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) registered under FAPESP regular project number: 2021/06065-3. The RCT recruits individuals diagnosed with primary lung or head and neck cancer before commencing standard oncological treatment. These individuals are randomized into a training group (TG) and a control group (CG). The TG undergoes HBPT concurrently with the standard oncological treatment, which includes aerobic exercises (at least 20-minute walks every day) and resistance exercises (elbow flexion and knee flexion and extension, twice a week using medium-resistance Thera-band®). This undergraduate research project will only include individuals assigned to the TG. Following the completion of the standard oncological treatment, these individuals will be individually interviewed in person using an open-ended questionnaire that relates to the period of treatment and the implemented HBPT. Data analysis: Data analysis will follow Bardin's content analysis methodology, involving the process of data organization. Categories will be established based on the most prevalent phenomena, forming discussion topics until consensus on their accuracy is achieved.

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