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ABSTRACT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-85

Cancer Rehabilitation, Diabetes, Haemodialysis: AB No: 160: A Framework for Cognitive Rehabilitation for Cancer Survivor Reporting Cognitive Deficits: A Systematic Review


1 Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy
2 NIMS University

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DOI: 10.4103/2456-7787.361085

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Background: Chemotherapy-related mild-to-moderate cognitive decline has been demonstrated to impact over 75% of cancer patients at some point throughout their treatment and recovery. Patient’s quality of life suffers the most after a cancer diagnosis. Exercise routines have been shown to be beneficial to cancer survivors in terms of both physical and psychological benefits. Studies on the impact of physical activity on cancer-related cognitive deficits have a big future for improving the lives of cancer survivors. Purpose: This study helps to aggregate findings from studies that evaluated the effect of exercises on deficits associated with cognitive deficits in cancer survivors. Relevance: The high prevalence of these impairments in cancer survivors suggests that these domains should be assessed addressed to avoid feelings of physical incompetence, inadequacy, depression, frustration, and anxiety in this population, as well as long-term negative effects on their physical and social development. Participants: Cancer survivors with cognitive impairments were studied. Methods: The database literature search was carried out in the PubMed, research gate, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), CINHAL, Scopus database, Google Scholar and bibliography for Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) form January 2015 to March 2020. Analysis: Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews (PRISMA) & Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro)Results: 10 randomized control trials were included in our final systematic review with PEDro score >5 with a focus on the effects of physical exercise on cognitive impairments in cancer survivors were evaluated. Conclusion: Increasing physical activity improves cognitive functioning in cancer survivors such as visual-spatial processing, attention, working memory, verbal memory, and memory with no negative side effects reported. Implication: Studies on the impact of physical activity on cancer-related cognitive deficits have a big future for improving the lives of cancer survivors.


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