The Impact of Dragon Boating for Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

Suzanne Denieffe, Constantino Castineira, Margaret Denny

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Abstract

Fatigue after treatment for breast cancer has an impact on quality of life. Dragon boating is known to be beneficial. A multiple-point cohort panel design was used. Data was collected from breast cancer survivors to measure fatigue, quality of life, and upper arm functioning at 3 time points. Fatigue levels fell significantly between T1 and T2 and from T2 to T3. Similarly, upper limb functioning improved from T1 to T2 but showed no significant change between T2 and T3. The findings suggest that dragon boating, as a form of exercise, has a role in reducing fatigue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1022
Number of pages4
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • cancer-related fatigue
  • dragon boating
  • exercise
  • health and well-being

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