Literature Review
Volume 5 Issue 5 - 2021
Effectiveness of Exercise to Reduce Cancer Related Fatigue: A Literature Review
Faisal Olimat1, Mohammed ALBashtawy2*, Abdullah Alkhawaldeh3, Omar Al Omari4, Bayan ALBashtawy5, Hasan Alkhawaldeh6 and Sa’d Albashtawy7
1Registered Nurse (RN), Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL Al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
2Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL Al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
3Assistant professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL Al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
4Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
5Medical Intern, King Abdullah University Hospital, Jordan
6Teacher Assistant, Department of Physical Therapy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
7Faculty of Medicine, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan, Jordan
*Corresponding Author: Mohammed ALBashtawy, Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL Al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan.
Received: April 03, 2021; Published: April 21, 2021


Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the common symptoms among cancer patients. This paper aimed to review the most key literature regarding the effectiveness of exercise in reducing cancer-related fatigue. The search was achieved in Google Scholar and EBSCO electronic databases. Many past studies estimated the effectiveness of exercise on decreasing cancer-related symptoms, particularly cancer-related fatigue, besides the effect of different types of exercises to decrease the side effect of cancer treatment. The current review indicated that exercise (such as: aerobic exercises, Tai chi exercises, and yoga) plays an important role in decreasing CRF and enhance physical fitness.


Keywords: Cancer-Related Fatigue; Physical Activity; Yoga; Tai Chi; Aerobic Exercise


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Citation: Faisal Olimat., et al. “Effectiveness of Exercise to Reduce Cancer Related Fatigue: A Literature Review”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.5 (2021): 29-35.

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